Quote Comparing Politicians to CEOs

Politicians want to look good so they can get things done. CEOs want to get things done so they can look good.”

-Peggy Noon in On Speaking Well: How to Give a Speech with Style, Substance, and Clarity (1999), about the difference in speechwriting for politicians vs. business leaders

This quote may explain why President Trump gets so much done. He is busy getting things done. No time to waste looking good, talking when he could be acting. A high bar for public office going forward: sounds good, but what are you doing about it?


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