Secret Diary of an Entrepreneur: No way to choose a leader

How you can judge someone's leadership credentials from a three-way TV bunfight?

Last Updated: 31 Aug 2010

Lots of Election talk in my office this week, and as you'd expect, most of it has been about these leaders' debates. Now I don't know about you, but it seems to me that a three-way live TV debate is a pretty idiotic way to pick a Prime Minister. In a televised bunfight like that, the whole thing just gets reduced to a soundbite-off, and people end up electing the guy who looks best on the telly. I know that's an important skill these days, but surely it's not the only one that matters? Surely you want the guy who's going to run the country to get a better examination than that?

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