I was just reading Running on Empty by Peter G. Peterson. I highly recommend it to anybody that cares about their, or moreover, their children’s future. However, I would recommend somebody who is considering giving this book a read, to brush up on their economics terms. Eventhough the book is laid out pretty clearly, there are a few that would help having more than the line or so Peterson provides.
Althoigh I could talk about this book some more, it wasn’t the purpose for the post. The purpose for this post is to talk about what I feel while I read this book.
I feel as though I can do something about the current state of affairs. Everybody that knows me knows about either my passion for computers or my vast knowledge of them. While reading this book, I feel as though all that stuff is gone, and I want to pursue things covered in this book. Does this mean I am now inspiring to be the president or a representative? No. I just want to help people. Back in the day, I felt that the only way to do that was through improving computers, or helping people with technical support. Running on Empty, just adds to the pile that has been growing over the past several years, which is pursuing something pertaining to the Federal Government.
Like I said earlier, I am not telling people to listen for a guy with the last name Benson to be running for Congress or the presidenticy, rather I am wanting to help open eyes. I am talking about starting off from a normal level and working myself up the ladder as some kind of an advisor or an analyst. Most likely either general analysis, or something relating to technology.
The concern I have about this is in being a general analysis you will have to cover a wide variety of things. What I think myself is the followimg:
- Hey I am a computer/engineering guy majoring in liberal arts, a full specturm change, and doing well at it. Plus I learned about things that were 100% new to me. Clearly after allowing myself exposure to something, I will pick it up.
- Second, as a general analyst, you aren’t looking to make sure every t is crossed or i’s are dotted, but rather the big picture is there. Basically, having the ability to point out and to say, “Hey, this is total crap, fix it.”
Now in regard to the second statement above, I am not saying crossing t’s or dotting i’s are not imporant, I am saying when going through something those first, second, or third times making sure that the big picture is clear, and also is a good one. The readings, meetings, or whatever, after those first initial times are there to making sure that every t is crossed or i’s are dotted. In reality, this is most likely a hierarchy of sorts, so the top people make sure that the big picture is there, and further down people make sure the correct and logical steps are there.
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