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Lazy Bosses Go Wayyyy Back

From Clinton to Cleopatra, honchos sure know how to delegate
By Clay Dillow,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 10, 2008 6:54 PM CDT

(Newser) – Think your boss is the first to delegate the duties and enjoy sunny days on the links? Such indulgences go way back, writes Stanley Bing in Fortune. Two thousand years ago, Cleopatra ruled Egypt by dazzling the male rulers of her time. More recently, America’s beloved Ben Franklin lived like a star while fans revered his brilliant oratory. The list goes on:

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  • Tiberius Caesar: From his seaside villa, he ran the Roman Empire between visits from concubines—and more unusual partners.
  • Ronald Reagan: He kept cool while the White House hustled to run the country.
  • Yoda: From his swampy hideaway, he delegates galaxy-saving to young Luke.
  • Bill Clinton: Sure, he got work done, but we all know what he did to relax.
To see more executricksters, click on the link below. (Read more Ronald Reagan stories.)

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