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Tipping Sacred Cows: Kick the Bad Work Habits that Masquerade as Virtues by Jake Breeden

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Chapter 3

Automatic Accountable Collaboration

As Barack Obama campaigned for the presidency in 2008, he clung to his BlackBerry as a way to stay in touch and informed. After winning the presidency he managed to keep his favorite device despite questions about e-mail security. As the New York Times reported online in January 2009, “President Obama won the first fight of his presidency: he can keep his BlackBerry.”1 Fast-forward to his 2012 campaign for reelection and there were no media mentions of the President's beloved BlackBerry. Instead, the Times reported in August 2012 that “on most Air Force One flights, he catches up on news on his iPad.” Charlie Spiering, who pointed out these differences in his Washington Examiner column, dubbed Obama ...

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