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Who Knew George W Bush Was So Insightful?
August 11, 2017, 6:15 am
Filed under: A Bit Of Inspiration, Attitude & Aptitude, Context, Insight

Remember when George W was elected?

The World’s opinion was a mixture of fear and ridicule and yet I bet we’d all have him back in a heartbeat compared to the mess that is Trump.

But that isn’t what this post is about, it’s about an article I read on Bush and Bill Clinton and the close friendship they have developed between each other. [No seriously, check this out]

Before I go on, this is the article.

To be honest, I found it enlightening.

Not just because you learnt the foundation of their friendship was based on how they respectfully handled each others victory and defeat, but because Bush brilliantly explains how a professional reputation can be forged and destroyed.

“The Presidency is often defined by the unexpected. It makes the job interesting.”.

I love that.

It’s a great lesson to us all.

Sure, there are more eyes on the President’s actions than a planner in LA [or NYC, Shanghai and London] but the principal is the same, how you are viewed by others is by how you deal with the unexpected.

And if that scared you to death, here’s the good news.

Given the majority of us are exposed to unexpected events on a fairly regular basis, you have the chance to redefine or cement your reputation on a continual basis … which might be a useful thing to remember next time a crisis hits your plate.

Wow, I’ve just been nice about George W but then, as I wrote before, it appears the Bush family become far more human with age.

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Comment by George

And I am the first to comment. Ending my week on a high.

Comment by George

fuck youre sad.

Comment by andy@cynic

I’m more interested to know why you are up so early to write the first comment?

Comment by Rob

A reaction to the marketing automation conference. Either fear or excitement.

Comment by John

he might be less of a dick as he gets older but bush was a fucked president, he was just less fucked than the current twat. like a fat bloke who sits next to an obese fuck thinks hes slim. he is still a fat fuck.

Comment by andy@cynic

Beautifully articulated.

Comment by Rob

bad luck campbell. whatever standard youre compared to you always come worst.

Comment by andy@cynic

First at being last.

Comment by DH

Story of my life.

Comment by Rob

No surprise they’re best mates. One fucked the country and the other fucked the interns.

Comment by DH

I enjoyed reading this. That was unexpected.

Comment by John


Comment by andy@cynic

I know. It’s good isn’t it.

Comment by Rob

I could not have said it any better John.

Comment by Lee Hill

Mind blown. I didn’t even know Bush and Clinton were friends.

Comment by Bazza


Comment by Billy Whizz

no, I remember him being installed, not elected.

Comment by tobyo

that daily mail headline is really something!

Comment by katsfabrications

Blimey, surprising to say the least
I guess ex presidents need to be friends, there’s no one one ;else to talk to about the experience with the same frame of reference

Comment by northern

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