Today while in a not that interesting conference about leadership issues in China, the US and North Korea in the Malkin Penthouse in HKS, I saw these portraits in the back of the speakers. At the beginning I thought they were what HKS considered the best presidents in the history. Of course Washington in the middle, the best of all. Far in the right, Kennedy, a great leader but unfortunately with little time in the office. Next to him, a little bigger Roosevelt, well deserved spot. Far to the left Obama, a very bold but I think fair placement. The order of importance according to the size seemed to be quite accurate. From my seat I couldn’t recognize the older portraits of presidents so I assumed there would be Jefferson and the other Roosevelt. Then I saw Bush in the left and realized it was the presidents that studied at Harvard.
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