The iconic British business newspaper Financial Times used to run a fine weekly feature, not so long ago, on the tables in the corner offices of top business leaders.
The feature was a stand-alone photograph of the chairman/CEO/whatever, in his/her lair.
The FT feature was intended to give an insight into the mind of its owner, his or her interests, priorities and preoccupations, accomplishments, family, mottos, etc.
In one word: personality.
Today’s issue of Bild, the German tabloid newspaper, carries a picture of US president-elect Donald Trump as he meets its representative—and his table (above) looks full, loaded, colourful and messy but organised.
How does it compare with prime minister Narendra Modi‘s, as he met India Today‘s Raj Chengappa a couple of weeks ago (below), bare as bare can be.
What do the tables reveal (or conceal) about the leader of the world’s oldest democracy and the largest, respectively, even after conceding that Trump met Bild not in the Oval Office but in his private towers?
Photograph: courtesy Bild and India Today
interesting…POTUS,MAN OF CHANGE, PUTIN PAL Donald trump sees the honour of leading USA as an extension of his normal self..no brouhaha.. no build up…work as usual..
here in India..PM becomes larger than life,a titanic figure who is surrounded by people who makes him disconnected with reality..
One is all caught up on his assignments and ready to take new ones, another has been slacking off for a while. It’s not hard to see who is who.
after his so called divisive election campaign many thought he would not win..he won..
after he won many said he will not do any of the things he promised…he is doing it ..
trump..rare politician who believes in WAlK THE TALK..no jhumla….he won a mandate with a manifesto..he is fulfilling it,irrespective of liberal ranting going on . this is raja dharma.