It took this long to unwind the Jacksonian Spoils System of patronage appointments. It’s a mark of a turning point in the American innovation.
We continue to struggle understanding the right balance between being “too close” to an industry to regulate it…or “too far” to understand it.
In this chapter, we talk about the nature of change itself – does it require a catalyst? Or is it the result of long-term trends? Both? Neither?
Marketer in Chief: How Each President Sold the American Idea – coming July 4, 2021.