Today’s New York Times features three dramatic examples of working “outside of channels,” an approach I have always used myself:
· Dennis Rodman agreeing to coach
basketball team in preparation for the Olympics
· Pope Francis making “cold calls” by phone to the faithful who are suffering
· Vladimir Putin circumventing diplomatic channels and proposing an “out” for Obama and
America who are painted into a
corner behind their Syrian ‘red-liine.’
These three strange bedfellows may be harbingers of a new world of tweeting overtures and diplomacy.
Stay tuned for the next decade of chirps.