Staying Above The Fray- French President Nicolas Sarkozy And Keeping Positive

(Bright One of the things you learn in business is that it is best to keep all your options open.  It is dangerous to voice your feelings of the moment.  The Guardian of the reported on the subject on Tuesday, 8 November 2011 as well as other news sources saying,

French President Nicolas Sarkozy branded Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu “a liar” in a private conversation with U.S. President Barack Obama that was accidentally broadcast to journalists during last week’s G20 summit in Cannes.

“I cannot bear Netanyahu, he’s a liar,” Sarkozy told Obama, unaware that the microphones in their meeting room had been switched on, enabling reporters in a separate location to listen in to a simultaneous translation.

“You’re fed up with him, but I have to deal with him even more often than you,” Obama replied, according to the French interpreter.

The representative leaders of countries should be standing above the fray.  They should not be criticizing or calling names of other political leaders as that is a poor representation of their country.  Both Barak Obama and Nicolas Sarkozy are an examples of that.

The sad part is Sarkozy should be directing those comments at himself as he broke his marriage vows to marry another woman.  Divorce is tragic.

On the American side, the ‘hope and change’ honeymoon with Mr. Obama has come to an end as evidenced by his approval ratings with leaders in the United States, therefore these types of comments from Barak Obama are no surprise.  Many are still flabbergasted that the President of the United States ignorantly bowed to the Japanese emperor on 14 November 2009.  He evidently didn’t know how to deal with the world’s leaders and clearly that is overflowing with his dealing with American’s important ally Israel.

More importantly, Sarkozy should maybe consider the background of the Israeli situation as no one wants to have their land taken from them.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is no liar but one of the most reliable leaders in the Middle East.  We wish people who have been selected to represent their nations will make an extra effort to stay above the fray of name calling and derogatory comments which should be limited to children on the playground.

Michael Moore Visits Occupy Wall Street But Is He One Of The 99%?


Michael Moore actually visited Occupy Denver to stir up the troups. However when a reporter asked him about if he qualified as being in the 99% and having a net worth of 50 million USD his response was interesting. Instead of saying no, I am not worth that much! He responded by calling the reporter a punk and calling him a liar.
With that type of you response you start to wonder. Check out the video here

It seems a bit like the rooster visiting the henhouse to make sure they keep laying those eggs

US President Barak Obama Judges American Businesses As Lazy

(Bright  US President Barak Obama judges American businesses as being a ‘bit lazy’ over the last few decades with foreign and US dignitaries at APEC meeting one news site reports-

HONOLULU – President Obama said that the United States has gotten a “little bit lazy” when it comes to bringing in new businesses in to the states. He made the comments at a CEO summit as part of the APEC conference Saturday, when asked by Boeing CEO James McNerney about looking at the world from a Chinese perspective and what they might consider as impediments to investing.

Although unions are famous in the United States for making American companies less competitive, negative comments from the current American President about American businesses will not be taken lightly.  The American president should be the chief enthusiast promoting American business and bringing together the people of his nation.  Could the US president be looking to highlight a problem to solve for a second term?



A New Leader Rises From The Ranks of the Republican Presidential Candidates- Newt Gingrich

(Bright  With little financing and many challenges the presidential campaign of Newt Gingrich was less than an underdog.  However, with this year’s intensive debate schedule voters have had the opportunity to become very familiar with the candidates.  Fox News reports

The new polls continue to show Cain and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney at the top. But Gingrich has carved out a space right alongside them.

A McClatchy-Marist poll showed Romney leading with 23 percent, and Gingrich close behind with 19 percent. Cain was trailing slightly with 17 percent.

A CBS News poll also released Friday showed Cain leading with 18 percent — Romney and Gingrich were close behind with 15 percent each.

Reuters reports a similar story saying.

Republican front-runner Mitt Romney has a new challenge to contend with as presidential candidates brace for another debate on Saturday — the rise of Newt Gingrich.

The former speaker of the House of Representatives is gaining in the polls and may represent conservatives’ last best hope in 2012 in their search for an alternative to the more moderate Romney, now that Herman Cain and Rick Perry are struggling.

Clearly, people are not comfortable with Mitt Romney as many view him as condescending and haughty in the debates as well as being a flip-flopper on the issues that matter.

At, we are excited to see a candidate arise of substance.  We want to see a president in the United States who is seasoned, honorable, and able to make decisions based on a solid understanding of history.  Now 68 years old, the former Speaker of the House, Mr. Gingrich admits he is less than perfect as he confessed that he asked and received God’s forgiveness for how he divorced his ailing wife years ago.  His debate performances and personal efforts to focus candidates of dethroning Barak Obama over attacking each other have shown what seems to be proving to be a perfect strategy.

The facts about sexual harassment in the United States Of America

With the current political attacks on Republican Presidential candidate Mr. Herman Cain, one might wonder what exactly is sexual harassment and specifically what does it mean in the United States of America.

Most of the contributors of are c-level (CEO, CFO, CTO, etc) with extensive experience in business both in the US and abroad.  As any c-level in the US will tell you, sexual harassment accusations against management, in more cases than not, are settled by the accuser signing and agreement and a payment made by the company to avoid the high costs of America’s overabundance of lawyers taking any story to court.  A small sum is usually paid and the person is released.

We have seen outright sexual harassment in the US and abroad.  However like many things in the US, this charge has been abused and in most cases is just an inept employee looking for free money.  This charge should not be taken lightly as it not only wastes a company and their staff’s time, it can also damage the reputation of good people.

The Top Ten Best and Worst Communicators of 2010

( This is something we look forward to reading each year.  The Decker blog makes their conclusions on the best and worst communicators of the year.  Here’s that summary-

The 10 Best

1. Sebastián Piñera – Excellence above and below the surface

2. Scott Brown – Refreshing face and voice

3. Sandra Bullock – Grace under pressure

4. Admiral Thad Allen – Rock solid under pressure

5. Marco Rubio – Articulate power makes a new political star

6. Luke Russert – Chip off the old block, beyond his years

7. Buster Posey – Speaks softly, but carries a big stick

8. Elizabeth Smart – Character and maturity

9. Emmitt Smith – A winner at many things

10. Steve Jobs – Just has to be in the Top Ten, again


The 10 Worst

1. Tony Hayward – Appalling

2. Dick Fuld – Never learned

3. Christine O’Donnell, Joe Miller, Alvin Greene – Not ready for Prime Time

4. Gordon Brown – Consistent stumbler

5. Mel Gibson – Rant after rant

6. Jan Brewer – Inconsistent stumbler

7. Eric Massa – How can one believe?

8. Bertha Lewis – Like many under scrutiny, talks with forked tongue

9. Harry Reid – This politician is no stem-winder

10. Obama – Cadence, teleprompters and arrogance gets him here

Check the Decker assessment for 2010 here.

Obama Sues Arizona Over State Immigration Law

( With 59% of the US public against illegal immigrants, the state of Arizona has reacted.  They have enacted a law to allow law enforcement to check if people they come across on a day to day basis are legally in the United States or not.

(Reuters) – The Obama administration on Tuesday sued Arizona over the state’s strict new immigration law, attempting to wrestle back control over the issue but infuriating Republicans who said the border required more security.

The administration argued the Arizona law, which requires state and local police to investigate the immigration status of anyone they reasonably suspect of being an illegal immigrant, is unconstitutional and would sap law enforcement resources.

The Republican-controlled Arizona legislature passed the controversial law to try to stem the flood of thousands of illegal immigrants who cross its border from Mexico and to cut down on drug trafficking and other crimes in the area.


Quoted from here