In the pages that follow, veterans of the Obama White House offer their own counsel to the incoming team—including some of the best advice they got from the departing Bush team eight years ago. They cover everything from distinguishing what’s important from what’s merely urgent, to managing your health, mastering the computers and navigating the White House mess (closed between 2 p.m. and 3 p.m., so stagger your coffee runs). It’s unusual to move into a new workspace with nearly 100% turnover, with the incoming team just meeting one another for the first time under the bright glare of the international spotlight.
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- Bush And Obama: Eric Draper—The White House/Getty Images; Obama and trump: Pete Souza—The White House