- Did you have P&L level responsibility (with P&L interpreted widely)?
- Did you spend more than 70% of your time in business on execution as opposed to process (e.g., not HR, legal, finance., etc)
- Were you in charge of the strategy for your business?
- If you were on a board of directors, did you ever vote against the CEO and with the minority?
Frankly, if the answer to any of the above questions is no, their business background isn't that relevant to the needs of Massachusetts which needs a Governor that will give this state some vision, sign up for results and execute.