Is it time that the world leader summit went the way of the home phone and the VCR?
I’m of the opinion that’s the case!
All of the build up to the Helsinki sit-down between President Trump and Russian leader Vladimir Putin yesterday, and the flap over what our President did or didn’t say, did or didn’t demand during the summit, have me thinking that whatever was or wasn’t accomplished could have been handled better in something as simple as a phone call or email exchange.
I’m a guy who does much of what he does in the workplace via the telephone, and perhaps since I can’t see the person I’m meeting with, I’ve found face-to-face meetings largely overrated.
Think of all of the money that could have been saved if our President had stayed in the White House, or at one of his U.S. golf courses, and Russia’s strongman had stayed in the Vodka distillery or wherever he calls home.
There may have been a time when summit meetings accomplished one goal or another, but I’m thinking that time has passed.
That’s the way I see it.