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Saturday, October 08, 2005

World XI

If people are asked to choose a World XI (Eleven) , to run the world , whom will they elect ?

BBC conducted an online poll to choose a team of 11 to run the world from a list of around 100 of the most powerful leaders, thinkers and other high-profile people on the planet.

Here is the chosen World XI (according to the number of votes) : Nelson Mandela , Bill Clinton , Dalai Lama, Noam Chomsky, Alan Greenspan, Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Archbishop Desmond Tutu,Richard Branson, George Soros, Kofi Annan.

The Clear surprise is Noam Chomsky at No.4 ( Not that I doubt his capabilities but never knew he was this popular across all sections of people !) & Richard Branson ( Amazing that despite his maverick,playboy image he has made it ) .


  • I am reminded of a quote by G.B.Shaw:

    "Cricket is a game where 11 fools play and 11,000 fools watch" (sorry couldn't help it after seeing this ELEVEN list)


    By Blogger Krish, at 10:20 PM  

  • i would replace Soros with Buffet...
    otherwise i think we're in safe hands so to speak..:-)

    By Blogger Abhishek Chatterjee, at 6:50 PM  

  • Soros!?

    Hmmm, he did pocket a cool Billion at expense of UK!

    By Blogger peace092677, at 2:12 PM  

  • Thennavan -- I am sorry you feel that way about this list.

    Abhi -- Yeah could be. While Buffet is just a capitalist (No doubt the most intelligent) , Soros is a capitalist who donates heavily for "freedom of societies" .So Soros scores both as a Fund manager and a Philanthropist.

    Oscillator -- you bet! The funny thing is he learnt his economics at LSE :-)

    By Blogger Cogito, at 3:00 PM  

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