Referring to his home state Nick Xenophon on announcing his intention to quit Federal politics and contest a state seat said "We have a government that deserves to lose, and an Opposition that does not deserve to win."
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This is a very sad state of affairs that I believe applies to all levels of politics worldwide. Mediocrity is a consequence.
What's also interesting is that Xenophon still has 5 years to sit in the Senate so his decision is driven by self-interest more than the national interests or the interests of his state which he loudly proclaimed as his reasoning for forming a party and gaining extra Senate seats.
I despair at politics and political systems worldwide.
The key lesson for business leaders is say what you mean and mean what you say about your purpose, and never abandon it.
Who will you become?
What will you do next?
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