Reading “What happened”

What Happened is a 2017 book by Hillary Rodham Clinton about her experiences as the Democratic Party’s nominee and general election candidate for President of the United States in the 2016 election.

I can’t bear reading the whole book, but some passages are quite interesting.

For instance:

“To make sure we built the most diverse team ever assembled by a presidential campaign, I brought in Bernard Coleman as the first-ever chief diversity officer, made sure women were half the staff, and hired hundreds of people of color, including for senior leadership roles”

That one made me cry and laugh at the very same time.

They are crying that she lost a company after choosing “the most diverse” instead of “the most effective” or even “somewhat effective”. “L” for Logic.

But it’s a real trend in some societies. I still vividly remember those companies that chose engineers by their ability to be politically correct in their messages.
– Do you know how to build a brigde?
– No, but I understand the importance of the equality for transgenders
– You are in

It’s very funny for me that some people don’t see the relation between
– We started the first presidential company in the world with positive discrimination for the team
– We lost badly
What do we need? More positive discrimination, we had  not enough.

 

Do you think it’s possible to have success if you form your team not by their qualification but by other factors?

 

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  1. Teacher Lee’s Grammar Corrections

    What Happened is a 2017 book by Hillary Rodham Clinton about her experiences as the Democratic Party’s nominee and general election candidate for President of the United States in the 2016 election. I can’t bear reading the whole book, but some passages are quite interesting.  For instance:

    “To make sure we built the most diverse team ever assembled by a presidential campaign, I brought in Bernard Coleman as the first-ever chief diversity officer, made sure women were half the staff, and hired hundreds of people of color, including for senior leadership roles”

    That one made me cry and laugh at the very same time.  They are crying that she lost after choosing “the most diverse” instead of “the most effective” or even “somewhat effective” team members. “L” is for Logic.  But it’s a real trend in some societies.  I still vividly remember some companies that chose engineers according to their ability to be politically correct in their messages.
    – Do you know how to build a bridge?
    – No, but I understand the importance of equality for transgenders.
    – You are hired!

    It’s very funny to me that some people don’t see the relation between
    “We started the first presidential company in the world with positive discrimination for the team”
    and

    “We lost badly.”

    What do we need — more positive discriminationNo, I think we have had enough.

     

    Do you think it’s possible to have success if you form your team, not by their qualifications, but by other factors?

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