Friday, November 28, 2008

Barackberry Obama

a Biblical thought...
Yet the news about him spread all the more, so that crowds of people came to hear him and to be healed of their sicknesses. But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed. (Luke 5:15-16)

a Book thought...
One of the most essential, foundational qualities to develop in a leader is humility. (p162 Logan & Miller)
a Dave thought... from The Age
US president-elect Barack Obama is trying to work out how he can hang on to his beloved BlackBerry once he moves into to the Oval Office next year.
According to excerpts of the interview released by ABC, Obama said one change he was resisting was having to give up his beloved BlackBerry.
A president's email may be subject to public records laws and can be subpoenaed by Congress and the courts. It may also be a security risk for him to carry a traceable mobile phone.
Giving it up, Obama said, "is a problem".

He said he was working with the Secret Service, lawyers and White House staff to find a solution. "I'm negotiating to figure out how can I get information from outside of the 10 or 12 people who surround my office in the White House," he said. "Because one of the worst things I think that could happen to a president is losing touch with what people are going through day to day."

It seems in many hierarchies it is those who stay in touch as they climb the ladder of leadership that people value the most. I love the fact Obama is trying to keep his BlackBerry and just stay a little bit normal, also on a personal note it is great just being able to give him a call sometimes, without having to go through his PA:)

Just a thought.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Just a thought Dave ... PAs can prove to be your best friend! valp