So what do you do after turning around a company that is now worth $168 billion? What would you want to accomplish after turning the fourth best U.S. wireless carrier (out of four companies) into the fastest growing and most innovative of the major providers. And suppose you accomplished this Herculean feat by flouting all of the usual Harvard B-School conventions. Instead of sporting a short haircut, you grew out your hair to rock star lengths. And in place of an expensive suit, you came to work wearing a magenta colored t-shirt with your company’s logo front and center while donning sneakers.
Will we see President John Legere calling the USA the “Un-country?”
John Legere says that he might run for office
Other tech executives have run for the top office in the land. In 2016, former HP CEO Carly Fiorina took a shot but ended up getting insulted by then-candidate Trump for her efforts. And speaking about Trump, he and Legere got into a Twitter fight in April 2015. Legere was staying at a Trump hotel in New York when a drummer playing outside the window to his room made too much noise. Legere alerted the front desk and the drummer was sent packing. Legere sent out a tweet praising the staff at Trump’s hotel for their quick action. For some reason, this response from John set off the future president who sent a tweet of his own. “T-Mobile service is terrible! Why can’t you do something to improve it for your customers. I don’t want it in my buildings.” Legere responded by tweeting, “I will serve all customers in the USA openly but I will obviously leave your hotel right away based on this. #checkingout.
Former T-Mobile CEO John Legere responds to an insult about his hair tweeted by Donald Trump
Will John Legere end up becoming CEO of the U.S. and help turn it around as he did with T-Mobile? We should point out that offering voters a BOGO deal on an iPhone or giving away free Netflix to voters could help put Legere over the top in an election.