How much executive experience should the CEO of the country have?

  • The executive is just the top manager. Personalities don’t matter much: extremes way off the centerline prototype can do well.
  • The entrepreneurial world breaks into a couple of pieces: institution-building and deal-doing. Some are patient builders, and some are lone wolves.

This is business, not politics. And in that spirit, a disclosure: I am a political centrist, an anti-partisan, possibly because I can’t make up my mind, more likely so I can annoy everyone. But the comments here are about business. We have a three-branch government: judicial with obvious duties; Congress to propose and enact legislation, and an Executive branch.