To some it may be very disconcerting Donald Trump is meeting with outspoken critics like Mitt Romney, Kayne West, Jim Brown, Al Gore, Bill Gates and Ray Lewis. One of the hallmarks of an effective leader is to build coalitions of cooperation. It doesn’t mean he is compromising his beliefs or abandoning his campaign platform but rather he is cultivating support where none may exist, showing basic respect to dull media engrained tension, regardless whether they embrace his ideas or personally loathe him; and vice versa. It is painfully obvious Trump is quite skilled at public relations, strategic planning, and that nothing is ever truly personal in his book. Whether he has to swallow his pride and listen to grown adults whine about fairness or bring a sledgehammer to a congressional House warming party, there’s little he won’t do or consider to get the job done. Not only do these tactics catch his public detractors and sworn enemies by surprise, he will undoubtedly dispell far more stereotypes and build far more bridges than he would otherwise through obstinance or isolation alone. In other words, a true leader or luminary finds paths to enlightenment, triumph, where others faintly believe they could possibly exist. Although I personally believe he embodies a rare mix of simply being a genuine soul and a shrewd businessman, I would be shocked if Donald Trump has not read “The Art of War”. He is not near as reckless as many may perceive and his successes in life, many against dire odds and formidable opponents, are indicative of a calculating mind, a seasoned general and an insatiable drive for achievement. Victory is not an infallible silhouette of force for a Samurai wins far more battles with his mind, his aptitude for adaptation, than he does through predictable anger and indulging his unsheathed blade in the absence of thought; or more succinctly, discourse.