Trump, Russia, Clinton and the art of misdirection

When a conclusion is largely based on belief and not verifiable facts, you have possible misdirection at play, writes Rob Enderle.

By Rob Enderle
Jan. 9, 2017


3. The failure of the Clinton campaign was executed from inside the DNC. No one is even considering this last thing, even though a loss off a better-funded professional politician coming after a very popular predecessor with full support of that predecessor is unprecedented in this country.  

It looks like misdirection

At the end of the day, our focus is on the hack not the release of the information, which takes our eyes off the timing that seemed to better help Sanders (it was too early for Trump). The identification of Russia as an attacker takes our eyes off the actual execution of the campaign. In addition, in order to accept Russia as the cause you also have to accept that they are inept at espionage, something we know not to be true.

All of this would support the assumption that we are being misdirected and that our biggest concern should be what we are being misdirected from. And that Russia may be a problem, but not the problem that should be prioritized.

Being aware of and looking for misdirection can be important in saving your company and your job, as I found out, so this isn’t just an interesting exercise, it is something more of us should be doing far more regularly.

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