Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Being CEO of a Country

As Head of my Household, I would wisely select which of my neighbors I'd go to if I needed to borrow a few spoons of sugar.
I would certainly stay away from the neighbor that would tell the whole world that I came a-borrowing.
Another neighbor I'd stay away from is the one that would want me to pay him back 5 times more sugar than I borrowed, and yet tell me straight-up that he wants me to be self-sufficient.
Then there is that other neighbor that will give me half the sugar I need but will tell me what to use it for. I'd stay away from him too.

It beats my imagination why Ghanaian leaders - the proud masculine fathers & husbands that they are - appear to run the country differently.
Running a househol. Running a business. Running a country.
The basics should be similar. Right?

I don't get it. That is probably why I am not a politician.


  1. I also don't get it. I was arguing with someone that a man with 40 years of experience in business, 20 as top level executive should be able to run for president as he has the basics. The person did not agree.

  2. You have a point. A successful business owner must have had experience making cut-throat decisions to ensure the business thrives & his goals are met.
    Too often, I feel the leaders throw us the citizens under the bus anytime the going gets tough.
    It must get better.

  3. Unfortunately, I'm sure if the best business man (if there is any such person) was African and stood for President in his country and won, he would do exactly what those in power are doing or worse.
    Donno what it is. Must be the seat they get to sit in as President. It seems to totally change them and get them all acting the same.
    How about you stand for President Think-About-it? Let's see what the seat does to you.

  4. Power will corrupt and cause me to cancel all the 200 public holidays you guys enjoy in Gh. Just because I'm jealous. LoL I know I know 200 ... extremely exaggerated.