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Saturday, May 28, 2016

Clinton's email scandal

The context in considering the Clinton email scandal is the backdrop that many other executives, including George W. Bush, have experienced as bad or worse practices. Recall that when Barack Obama first entered the office officials had to wrestle away his Blackberry because it was not secure.

Why do executives not want to follow government rules and regulations governing computer and communication usage?

It has to do with their being powerful people who want the nth degree of freedom. They are fast-moving and dealing with a large volume of matters that demand and require personal attention. They want to act at once. However, government protocols and security regulations slow them down.

That means that some of the actions on which they want to act must be set aside and put into a recurring queue of things to do. Setting aside such matters creates an administrative nightmare because either it requires a manual hand-off or the automated hand-off doesn't work well or further slows the process. They hate it.

Even commanders in the battlefield have this type of problem. Protocols often disrupt timely actions and may result in missed opportunities or worse, i.e. Benghazi.

Executives find themselves in charge of the real constraints that inhibit their behavior. Sometimes, they excuse themselves from following the rules and forget that a larger system of oversight is truly in control.

“The George W. Bush email scandal the media has conveniently forgottenBack in 2007, the White House "lost" more than five million private emails. The story was barely covered 

Tuesday, September 15, 2015
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