1. Sometimes, the path you’ve planned for yourself is not the one you would be best at;
2. Failure is sometimes preparation for future successes;
3. Traveling around the world as a winning-documentarian is much cooler than sitting in an oval office and dealing with crazy colleagues and even crazier international counterparts;
4. Geeks are better than jocks.
Often, we are stuck on the cool factor, dismissing those who don’t past the test. We should remember when choosing a leader that we are not choosing a new best friend thus the same standards don’t apply. This is a lesson Americans and Quebecers are learning the hard way.