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Barack Obama: The Six Billion Dollar Man

Barack Obama 6 billion dollars

There is a rumor going around Washington DC, that there was some kind of election last week. Things are back to normal now with college students practicing their football plays in front of the Capitol. Just in case you missed the election the results can be summarized as follows. $6 billion dollars spent, nothing changed. But that is just the point; sometimes the status quo is the best option. It is having the possibility to choose that counts.

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New York after Sandy and Barack: Beware of what you see and what you hear

Storm in New York

Last week I was fortunate enough to be in New York during the Presidential Elections and in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. It was an interesting reminder that being close to something may give you a totally different perspective on how events are unfolding. This doesn’t always mean you get a better one.  Continue reading

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Christine Lagarde becomes head of the IMF: Will this inspire future female business leaders?

Christine Lagarde: Image used under licence of MEDEF.

Christine Lagarde has landed the job she so much wanted (and the Europeans wanted her to have) as head of the IMF. If she were a man, then everyone would be discussing whether her professional background will have adequately prepared her for the world’s second most important position.  But she isn’t. So, gender has become an issue.  Continue reading

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