21 February 2016
Dear Mr. Trump:
First, I would like to wish you the best of luck in earning the office of President of the United States of America this year.
Mr. Trump, I am a hard working American and facts are important to me. So I wondered if you would address the following questions I have?
Indeed, many other Americans must be pondering the same considerations.
When you declare, “Let’s make America great again,” the first thought that comes to my mind is, how is he going to do it?
I firmly believe that making anything great starts with people, people who sincerely care enough to see and do beyond egocentric motives. In today’s world, dissemination for a vast collective is a daunting task. Due to our ever changing, complex global life, know how is a challenging business to manage. As Atul Gawande describes in his book, The Checklist Manifesto, “Know-how is often unmanageable. Avoidable failures are common and persistent, not to mention demoralizing and frustrating, across many fields–from medicine to finance, business to government, and the reason is increasingly evident: the volume and complexity of what we know has exceeded our individual ability to deliver its benefits correctly, safely or reliably. Knowledge has both saved us and burdened us.”
To the degree of power you are Mr. Trump, any office is extremely vulnerable due to the seductions of selfishness, and this in itself has the strong potential to hinder the greatness of a collective.
What has motivated me to write you this letter, is the fact, that you decided to self fund your own presidential campaign and I truly admire that you have done so.
To some, your decision may appear like an individuated and isolationist choice.
In deference to your motives, why did you fund your own campaign?
I think that a President, who delivers programs that clearly define facts for We the People, a President who causes these facts to be underwritten by laws that accentuate the national motives of the collective of the American people, and a President who includes a governing body, able and willing to be focused on the legitimate needs of citizenry, in teamwork, and not on the sensationalized clouds of ideological wind; that President will make America great again.
Having said this, I truly admire the fact that you are an American made success on a very large scale and this life path of yours brings a breath of nuts and bolts fresh air not only to a national political campaign, but to government as well.
Yet, every successful organization has a very common element. That element is people.
What values do you live every day within your very successful, economic engine, that makes people want to be employed by you?
I realize this is an assumption, but one based on common sense. Let’s face it, an organization of your size, must have a tremendous amount of employees.
In your own words, do your employees like working for you and why is this so?
I am an American citizen and a registered, undeclared voter. From an organizational perspective, it would be very interesting to understand your plan to transpose the choices you’ve made to sustain your large economic success into running a country in the midst of global existence, despite the bullying arena that defines political competition.
Thank you for addressing these questions.
©2016 C. E. Eksuzian, all rights reserved.