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Confidence Men by Ron Suskind
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Oct 24, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: biography, history
Read from October 24 to November 06, 2011

** spoiler alert ** at the beginning i thought this book would be about obama, but ron suskind does a great job of telling the bigger story about wall street, washington, and the 1st two years of the obama presidency.

i found myself quite depressed upon hearing the details of how badly the obama administration kept missing one opportunities after another to lead and fix many of the problems caused by wall street and the bush administration. overall the book makes a convincing case that although probably one of the most intelligent and insightful presidents obama was missing many of the most basic management skills that would have served him well and turned many of his policies into action instead of being overly managed by his staff (especially rahm emanuel and larry summers)

can he pull it out? has he learned his lessons? suskind seems to think so and i sure hope he is right.

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