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LOL: New ambassador to China says he’s “no real expert on China”.... Awesome.

Posted by on Jan. 28, 2014 at 5:54 PM
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by on Jan. 28, 2014 at 5:54 PM
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meriana
by Platinum Member on Jan. 28, 2014 at 8:28 PM

I really don't think being an expert is a pre-requisite for the job anyway.

jllcali
by on Jan. 29, 2014 at 9:15 AM
I met former ambassadors to a couple countries as a kid, and they've said they weren't experts before becoming ambassador. They learned on the job. I'm sure some were knowledgeable prior to becoming ambassador but like you said, it's probably not a prerequisite.

Quoting meriana:

I really don't think being an expert is a pre-requisite for the job anyway.

GLWerth
by Gina on Jan. 29, 2014 at 9:26 AM

There is something to be said for going in without preconcieved notions of what is and isn't true.

Quoting jllcali: I met former ambassadors to a couple countries as a kid, and they've said they weren't experts before becoming ambassador. They learned on the job. I'm sure some were knowledgeable prior to becoming ambassador but like you said, it's probably not a prerequisite.

Quoting meriana:

I really don't think being an expert is a pre-requisite for the job anyway.


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