Saturday, 26 January 2008

The Leader of the World

BBC poll: His Holiness is third most preferred leader to run world

(ICT), 4 October 2005, TibetNet: His Holiness the Dalai Lama has been voted the third most preferred individual that people would like to run the world, according to a poll conducted by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).

In a press release dated 3 October 2005, BBC said 15,000 people throughout the world took part in this poll "to 'elect' a fantasy 11-member world government from a selection of the most powerful, charismatic and (in some cases) notorious people on the planet."

The people were provided with a list of 100 “contenders” -- leaders, thinkers, economists -- that included Chinese President Hu Jintao. The only conditions were that their choice must include one leader, one thinker, and one economist. The other eight were up to the voters.

South African leader Nelson Mandela was voted first with President Bill Clinton being the second. The 11 members that were “voted” are:

1. Nelson Mandela
2. Bill Clinton
3. His Holiness the Dalai Lama
4. Noam Chomsky
5. Alan Greenspan
6. Bill Gates
7. Steve Jobs
8. Archbishop Desmond Tutu
9. Richard Branson
10. George Soros
11. Kofi Annan

According to the release, this poll was “part of the BBC's global season Who Runs Your World? exploring where power lies in the 21st century.”

What is it that characterises all these contenders for leadership of the world? : INTEGRITY
Alan in Dyfed

4 comments:

The Half-Blood Welshman said...

"What is it that characterises all these contenders for leadership of the world? : INTEGRITY"

Love the sarcasm Alan - unless you really think Bill Gates, Alan Greenspan and above all Bill Clinton of "I dispute your right to ask that question about Miss Lewinsky" fame, have integrity, in which case I'm just startled!!!

alanindyfed said...

Who said I was being sarcastic? ;-)

Anonymous said...

Integrity? Chomsky? You're having a larf.

landsker said...

Integrity?
Both Clinton and Greenspan have had few qualms about the killing of millions of Iraquis and Afghans.
Greenspan was the architect of the fiscal idiocy that now sees the U.S. in freefall towards insolvency and mass homelessness.
Just who did the bbc ask?