Mini Mike Versus The Donald

I have come to a working theory on the emergence of Bloomberg. I watched the clips of the debate last night and saw what I had expected.

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Scott Adams has a concept called “The Talent Stack” in his writings, which he uses to size up people . It is blindingly simple , and I have yet to hear anyone challenge it. The more diverse skills and disciplines you acquire, the more you will succeed at what you do. If you are trained in engineering, accounting and psychology, you will do better than a person gifted in any single talent over the long run. Adams reasons it is due to the ability to use multiple mental frames to analyze your situation and find a winning path.

Bloomberg appears to be a single focus person who saw a tremendous opportunity to use computer networks and wide access to link all financial markets and succeeded incredibly well. Unfortunately for him, he stopped adding talents and was cushioned against reality by a huge amount of money he earned on his first talent. He is a narrow focused person who has not grown to add what is needed to become a leader of all the people.

Lack of adversity breeds arrogance.

His debate performance showed a very smart guy caught flatfooted by attacks he should have been prepared to answer. He hired skilled advisors, my bet is he did not listen to them.

ON the other hand, POTUS Trump has the talent stacks of builder, international deal maker, hospitality industry, New York politics in real estate development and most recently a successful reality show producer and star. His exposure to blue collar, white collar , elites and wealthy class is extensive. He is learning about entrenched bureaucrats, but seems to be surviving this schooling.

He has also had adversity after initial success, which makes you stronger.

Which one will persuade 65 million people to vote for him in November, based on talent stacks?

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Author: TKC 1101

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14 thoughts on “Mini Mike Versus The Donald”

  1. TKC 1101:
    The more diverse skills and disciplines you acquire, the more you will succeed at what you do.

    This is the diversity which is our actual strength.  Not that between people, but that within each person.

    The left “errs” in trying to create a strong society from a collection of weak people.  Of course, that’s a feature, not a bug, as a strong society of weak people would require tremendously strong “mortar between the bricks”, the unaccountable ooze of pervasive control.

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  2. drlorentz:
    Bloomberg is not worthy of discussion. He has a low probability of winning the nomination. He has peaked and his star is falling faster than Bill Clinton’s pants at an intern recruitment fair.

    He is no less worthy of discussion than the rest of the idiots running in the Dem primary plus it’s rude to disparage the desire of two other members who felt like commenting on him. TKC’s analysis of Mike was interesting and spot-on.

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  3. EThompson:

    drlorentz:
    Bloomberg is not worthy of discussion. He has a low probability of winning the nomination. He has peaked and his star is falling faster than Bill Clinton’s pants at an intern recruitment fair.

    He is no less worthy of discussion than the rest of the idiots running in the Dem primary plus it’s rude to disparage the desire of two other members who felt like commenting on him. TKC’s analysis of Mike was interesting and spot-on.

    No need to get your knickers in a twist. No one is disparaging anything. Well, maybe you are.

    Some candidates are less worthy of discussion because they are unlikely to prevail. The audience for an analysis of Tom Steyer’s candidacy is probably more limited than a discussion of Bernie’s. YMMV.

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  4. Kevin Schulte:

    TKC 1101:

    drlorentz:
    Bloomberg is not worthy of discussion.

    I viewed it as an autopsy, not a discussion.

    Perhaps he intends to go till the end. Is it legal for him to financially support the other candidates all the way to a brokered convention ?

    https://www.politico.com/news/2020/02/20/bloomberg-brokered-convention-strategy-116407

    Bloomberg has said he is in the race until Election Day.

    I don’t think he will even have to declare as an independent after the Democrats’ Convention.

    The point is, this is how he can circumvent campaign spending law.   He can spend hundreds of millions of dollars, or more, on negative advertising against President Trump.

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  5. drlorentz:

    EThompson:

    drlorentz:
    No need to get your knickers in a twist.

    Do people still use this expression ???

    Only for folks like you.

    No, only by folks like you. Just ignore my commentary because I will react to your classless, angry, misogynistic remarks every time and I think we owe it to Ratburger members to spare them this.

    Just stop poking the bear and I’ll be happy to ignore you. Do it for the members and for Dime who obviously has no desire to tell you to stop.

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  6. EThompson:
    Just ignore my commentary

    Where would be the fun in that? Killjoy.

    EThompson:
    Just stop poking the bear and I’ll be happy to ignore you. Do it for the members and for Dime who obviously has no desire to tell you to stop.

    Are you the bear in this scenario? I never quite thought of you that way but I’m happy to go with it.

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