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It does come down to Trump and his family to some extent. I think it's really important .... to have somebody like Jared Kushner, who is very smart, working on these things. But you kind of want more of a distancing and devolution from the all of the family businesses.feedback
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Mar 27 2017 Trump Presidency
Walter Isaacson has been quoted 24 times. The one recent article where Walter Isaacson has been quoted is Jared Kushner is probably the right pick for Trump's innovation team, Recode's Kara Swisher says. Most recently, Walter Isaacson was quoted as having said, “ Last year, for example, a report revealed that the U.S. Department of Defense still uses floppy disks.”.
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We don't have one big national election system, so it's going to be a mess if the Russians keep hacking in [and] leaking material through WikiLeaks or other places.feedback

We don't have rules of the road when it comes to cyber.feedback

You really have to broaden this and have some collaboration between private industry and government entities to at least quickly roll up and share information about all hacks. So that if something happened in 2014 it can be spotted more quickly.feedback

What really is a danger in cybersecurity is spearfishing, because if you know enough about a person, they can know the name of their boss, their wife, whatever, and say, Hey, would you open this attachment? That allows you into the system.feedback

How do you have a doctrine that says, If you do this and you're a state actor, we will name you. These consequences will happen'?feedback

What the government has tried to do is to take critical infrastructure .... like the electricity grid, and say, If you attack that, it could be an act of war. Well, are airlines critical infrastructure? Yes. Is our election system a critical infrastructure? In my mind, yes.feedback

I don't think that they were doing it for any other reasons than simply to make more money right after a bonus structure went in that would have rewarded that for big executives.feedback

[Wells Fargo] should have smelled something was wrong there, just like EpiPen and Mylan should have smelled something wrong with what they're doing: jacking up something that kids need.feedback

It makes us wonder why corporate America can't keep its mind on the fact that it's not just about seeing how much money they can make for themselves but seeing how they can serve customers.feedback

[With] the anger in this country against big institutions, against government, against business, this kind of strokes it.feedback

When you're doing things like that, I wonder how do you go to sleep that well at night.feedback

We have to take away the perverse incentives, especially in the tax code, that allow these things to happen. We have a very, very complicated tax code with all sorts of loopholes and deductions and I think across the board you have support for simplifying the tax code to about 25 percent, which I think would solve a lot of these problems.feedback

We always have to balance the question of whether a corporation is supposed to be focused only on the short term return to the shareholder, or whether the corporation has other stakeholders. The problem is with a 39 percent (U.S.) corporate tax rate and $150 million to be made each year, if you do an inversion, the balance tips and people move jobs overseas.feedback

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