Monday, February 21, 2011
In honor of Presidents Day, and because my own schedule is a little packed, I refer my readers to Unclutterer, which has posted examples of the daily schedules of a couple of our past Presidents.
For example, on Friday, June 20, 1947, President Harry Truman had 13 meetings and spoke to more than 100 people. On Thursday, June 20, 1957, President Dwight Eisenhower had a 12-hour day that also included meeting with close to 100 people.No, thanks! In fact, as one who values solitude and prefers to work on what venture capitalist Paul Graham has called a "maker's schedule," the very thought of abiding by such a schedule on a regular basis gives me the heebie-jeebies. That said, Truman did cap off his day by telling the American people why he vetoed the Taft-Hartley Bill. Were I electable and there were a huge head of steam behind cutting our government back to its proper role, I guess I could suck it up. But, of course, if that were the case, I'm sure I wouldn't have to...
Could you handle continuous meetings, appointments, conferences, and the responsibilities of a presidential schedule for four years or eight? [first link corrected]
Happy Presidents Day!