Obama and Cameron on Time Management

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The latest pool report has this revealing little exchange between a possible future President and a possible future Prime Minister:

Obama told Cameron he plans to take a week off in August. The two men then began to chat about the need for time to recharge. Obama then shared some advice he said he was given: “Somebody who was in the White House said, should you be successful, the most important thing you need to do is have big chunks of time during the day when all you do is think,” Obama said.

Cameron and he then began to talk about how easy it is for politicians to have their days eaten up by minutae. Without downtime “you start making mistakes or you lose the big picture,” Obama said.

The conversation then turned to more personal matters. Obama asked about Cameron’s wife and the Tory leader began to tell the senator about her business designing handbags. They were talking about Obama’s children when your pool was escorted out.