Today Gordon Brown offered his resignation. It provides an opportunity to reflect on his tenure as Prime Minister which, to my reading of history, is that of a tragic leadership figure—someone whose own intelligence seemed to get in the way of his ability to access other people’s.
Even Brown’s toughest critics would accept that he is an intelligent man. Shai Agassi, of Better Place fame, wrote after watching him speak at the World Economic Forum, “the man is the most cerebral leader I have ever seen.” http://shaiagassi.typepad.com/the_long_tailpipe/page/2/. Praise indeed coming from someone as smart as Shai. It is a … Read the rest