It's interesting that the person of the president of WTBTS has figured lesser and lesser since F. Franz era. I was born in the Religion in the 90's and I got to know about Russel, Rutherford, Knorr and Franz; but I never knew until a couple of years ago that M. Henschel was the President in that time. The same happens with Don Adams now, the first WT president from the 'other sheep'. We don't hear nothing about him.
Some may argue that nowadays all the power lays on the hands of the GB, so the President is only a decorative legal figure. Well, theoretically yes. But as most of us who read R. Franz books know, even with the empowerment of the GB, the opinions of the current President (Knorr, Franz) were always what unbalanced the votings.
It's true that this time the president isn't member of the GB, so, he supposedly isn't in the meetings. I actually don't think this isn't something hard to overcome. Hallways talks with some member who is close to him could put him inside the room even tohugh not physically.
What made me think that was something quite simple.
Have you noticed that all references of articles in the meetings recently are from publications of Don Adams era?
They only put publications from 2000 on in their online library. They are rarely making reference to wt from 90's even less from previous decades. (only exception is when they put excerpts from Russel's articles to make them look like he would agree with the current doctrines of the org; and from Rutherford's articles to make them look less agressive and political.) But they almost stopped puting references in order to the witinesses search further. So I wondered, since this pruning is saving only the Don Adam's era's material, could it be possible that the org is actually still ruled by one big boss, and the GB are more like 'stage assistants' while the show is happening backstage?