Friday, January 20, 2017


I've spent the last two days in the mind of a genius - Donald J Trump - a self made plutocrat and president elect who was the moving force behind the popular TV series on NBC, "The Apprentice."

I watched the complete first season on youtube that ran in 2004 and observed Donald Trump in action as the two teams of sixteen players were reduced to one individual who earned the right to work for the Trump Corporation at a salary $250,000 per year.

It occurred to me that the technique had a parallel in the way the military searches for leaders, a long drawn out process where candidates for the field grade of commanding officers are started at the bottom of the executive level with important responsibility and success leads to the next higher level of command and responsibility.

This model will be the way Trump will reorganize the federal government. A cadre of Trump high level executives will select the best candidates and move them up. Those who cannot pass the test will be fired. The civil service and political appointees will be hit with what I hope are lasting changes for the positive.

The Apprentice is an American game show that judges the business skills of a group of contestants. It has run in various formats across fourteen seasons since…

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