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Apple for President! (The Presidential Essays Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

William Keiper , Chris Nelson

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What about having the management team at Apple Computer run the business operations of our country?

U.S. economic independence can only be regained through a concerted, long-term effort. We owe it to future generations of our republic to elect leadership capable of getting the job done.

As a nation we must stop raising the debt ceiling and borrowing from foreign governments just to keep ours open for business. We must think outside the box of our divisive two-party political system and seek innovative solutions together.

As voters we must voice our collective displeasure at the lack of commitment shown by our elected representatives in the face of our fiscal emergency.

Only by engaging the best thinking and practices of a leading U.S. business do we have a shot at resolving the most critical fiscal challenges facing our nation. The compelling conclusion is that the best candidate for the job is the Apple management team.

>> A Note for Readers: The content and theme of this essay is purposely quite similar to the others in The Presidential Essay series, including Amazon for President! and Walmart for President! (all available on This version has been customized to reflect Apple’s unique qualifications and readiness as the proposed candidate for running the operations of the executive branch. Most elections offer at least two candidates, and each of us usually views one as more qualified than the others. These essays offer an opportunity to compare highly qualified but very different candidates.

Although the title Apple for President! is, I hope, somewhat provocative, the subject matter is serious. As citizens, we can no longer stand around passively hoping that a new economic platform will somehow spontaneously take shape and raise us out of our economic difficulties.

Our government’s unapologetic addiction to borrowing and the pervasive financial challenges of many of our citizens are two clear indicators of the magnitude of the challenge.

Our current form of government—operating under the same structure first adopted when our Constitution was ratified in 1788—has not kept up with the complexity and pace of our times. Consequently, no individual president—no matter how brilliant or gifted with leadership and other skills—can show the way forward in the creation of a new economic platform. We need a flexible democracy to meet the challenges of the times.

Creating a shift of the magnitude now required will necessitate applying the best of our political leadership and the best of our private sector acumen and brilliance--all in the service of reengineering our government and economy.

Apple for President! is an idea whose time has come.

William Keiper is the author of The Power of Urgency: Playing to Win with Proactive Urgency, Life Expectancy: It’s Never Too Late to Change Your Game, and The Presidential Essays series ,including Amazon for President!, Apple for President! and Walmart for President!

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William Keiper is the author of The Power of Urgency: Playing to Win with Proactive Urgency, Life Expectancy: It’s Never Too Late to Change Your Game, and The Presidential Essays series, including Amazon for President!, Apple for President! and Walmart for President! He serves committed individuals, company owners, executives, investors and others in urgently resolving their most challenging issues. He has also served as Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer, President and as a trusted advisor for a variety of public and private companies. In situations where the status quo will no longer be tolerated, he will accelerate the change process through rapid assessment and the speed and urgency of implementation. He earned a business degree with honors from Eastern Illinois University, a law degree from the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University, and a Master's degree from the Thunderbird School of Global Management.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 227 KB
  • Print Length: 32 pages
  • Publisher: FirstGlobal Partners LLC (5 Feb. 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0984989331
  • ISBN-13: 978-0984989331
  • ASIN: B00880ENYS
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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5.0 out of 5 stars An Urgent Reality-Check 4 Jun. 2012
By Manpower - Published on
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Isn't it at once divine and romantic irony that a company named Apple, founded by a counter cultural-leaning entrepreneurial guru, has ascended so far beyond the "Corporate America" stereotype? The prescient William Keiper undoubtedly recognizes this as he makes an urgent, compelling case for change in government--centered on Apple's unprecedented success and influence. How practical is the notion of Apple for President? That's not the point! It's likely; you don't ordinarily take the time to think about how broad realities affect your present and future. Keiper presents a succinct distillation of truths and facts that are provocative, consciousness-changing and impossible to ignore. Election season is here and Apple for President is a very timely read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Write in candidate: Keiper for President! 2 Jun. 2012
By Jeff Holtmeier - Published on
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This guy should run for President! Whether you are a Republican or a Democrat... or something else... there is the start of something in this book about how to shift our economy towards real solutions... even if you hate politics (who doesn't), read this book. "Apple for President" comes at a time when it's obvious that current economic policies are NOT working. This book will get you thinking.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Power of One 19 Jun. 2012
By James Manton - Published on
All he has is his voice, and once again William Keiper uses voice to deliver a powerful and provocative message. In a few short pages, Keiper clearly assesses America's most pressing issue, presents the facts, questions deeply held traditions, and offers a solution - one that guarantees a reaction. Whether you want to or not, you're going to think about it.

That's not surprising. Keiper has spent most of his adult life as a business leader taking on the most challenging situations, quickly assessing the situation, aligning people and then taking immediate and massive action to turn the situation around.

There's no secret about why organizations fail. Nor are there any secrets about why great cultures and once globally dominate countries ultimately implode. History points to a failure of leadership. A failure to question. A failure to act. A failure to change.

Apple for President is Keiper's personal invitation to lead, to question, to act and to change.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Bold and through provoking ideas here. 30 July 2013
By Russ - Published on
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A very interesting read on a very important topic! While I agree that the final answer to the problem is probably not with the covers of this work, the thoughts and ideas presented certainly stimulate some interesting thoughts on a few simple truths:

1) We've gotten ourselves into a pretty pickle over the last decade
2) No single person can possibly manage and execute (alone) a solution to this complex problem
3) Our current bi-partisan system does not appear to have the ability to drive the necessary changes due to extent and mass of conflicting pressures put upon it
4) The matter is urgent for the continued success and growth of our country

As an early Gen-X’er, I certainly applaud the call to action to the retiring Boomers, asking that they apply their vast experience in helping solve this complex problem by exploring creative new thoughts and approaches to the problem, like the ones Will presents here.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Compelling read on government change. 7 Oct. 2012
By A. Klein - Published on
Apple for President! outlines a strong case for thinking differently about government...and more important - for acting differently. Is he actually suggesting a company become president? Perhaps or perhaps not - but more importantly he suggests we stop, think, and realize our world today is vastly different than when our government structure began. The structure has survived, but hasn't kept up. Do we sit back and watch? He suggests not.

"My passion is driving urgent, transformative change with people and businesses no longer content with the status quo. I love to help others discover solutions where there don't seem to be any." Keiper states this in the book and it's clear - Apple for President! accomplishes just that. It provided facts, alternates, and ultimately a call to action to have an active voice with elected leaders. To his credit, he even offers to send a free copy of his book to your Congressman or Senator if you demonstrate you have reached out to same.

A recommended read for all who care passionately about our future.
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