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Nearly all change is for the better. There are exceptions, of course, but for the most part when something or someone changes, the new version is almost always better than the original. If it wasn’t it probably wouldn’t have changed at all.
After not writing for so long, I can’t believe my first blog post is about Donald Trump. I have been asked by several reporters over the past month why his followers are so loyal, so I figured it was probably time for me to add my two cents to the growing list of opinions that have already been offered.
I’m not really a “Be Different” kind of a guy. I know it’s the popular thing these days with many experts claiming it to be the only path to success in this highly competitive, and deeply recessed global economy. “You need to be unique, special, one-of-a-kind,” they say.
My friend Dean is the best salesman I’ve ever known. He could sell anything and, in fact, pretty much has. Cars, Insurance, Software, Pharmaceuticals, Real Estate, you name it and Dean has sold it.
I wasn’t going to write about the recent events at Penn State University. I felt that people who are much smarter and more articulate than I am were saying and writing everything that needed to be written and said. Even if I didn’t always agree with them.
On Friday, I received two emails - one from a reporter, the other from a friend - both asking the same question: “How could Steve Jobs create such a loyal following while being such an asshole most of his life?”
My aunt Key was a die hard Democrat. For her, voting was a 30-second exercise that simply meant walking into the booth, pulling the lever on a straight Democratic ticket, and going home. There was no need to investigate candidates or read platforms. If there was a D after their name they were getting her vote.