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(London Times)   The top 50 business brains: If Gates is No. 2, who could be top? No, we've never heard of him either   (timesonline.co.uk) divider line 23
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Cog
2007-11-08 06:23:16 AM  
After seeing #41 I realize the list has to be a joke.
 
2007-11-08 07:30:46 AM  
Whether I agree with Cog or not:

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Wrong Answer(s)
 
2007-11-08 07:52:07 AM  
i218.photobucket.com

Narf!
 
2007-11-08 08:29:10 AM  
No Warren Buffet? List is crap.
 
2007-11-08 11:31:35 AM  
TravelingFreakshow: No Warren Buffet? List is crap.

This

I would figure he'd be #1
 
2007-11-08 11:40:25 AM  
Cog
After seeing #41 I realize the list has to be a joke.


THIS!!
 
2007-11-08 11:49:33 AM  
I bet C.K. Prahalad isn't even real, they just made him up so that people wouldn't get pissed off having Bill Gates at #1.

And I find it interesting that Trump, at #20, is described as "US Apprentice host." That's evidently the only noteworthy thing he's done in his entire life.
 
2007-11-08 11:54:05 AM  
Surprised it's not Jobs.

"here's an MP3 player you MUST have because everyone else has it. Oh, and after the 1st gen is released and everyone is hooked, future models will no longer include the AC adapters, software, cabling and everything you need. future models will come with shiatty headphones and no software. They wont' be any cheaper either, although memory is much cheaper than it was 5 years ago. All accessories cost a bunch, the batteries aren't easily replaced and tend to fail quite often, and updates randomly render your Ipod useless with aftermarket (non-apple of course) devices. But have fun!"
 
2007-11-08 12:00:44 PM  
The inclusion of gore, coupled with not mentioning Warren Buffet, leads me to believe this list is what we call "bullshiat" and "stupid".
 
2007-11-08 12:22:51 PM  
You people act as though it were some small feat to invent the internet.
Seriously, Gore is pretty smart, if a bit crazy, so him being on it doesn't really bother me. How this list can have the guy who does Dilbert and Donald Trump but not Warren Buffet makes me not take it very seriously, though.
 
2007-11-08 12:25:14 PM  
From Wiki

Coimbatore Krishnarao Prahalad, the Paul and Ruth McCracken Distinguished University Professor of Corporate Strategy at the University of Michigan Ross School of Business, is a globally recognized business consultant whose client list includes AT&T, Cargill, Citicorp, Oracle, TRW and Unilever. His research focuses chiefly on next practices, corporate strategy and the role of top management in diversified multinational corporations. His current work addresses a complex emerging market, the world's poor and the innovative business models that will help end world poverty.
 
2007-11-08 12:29:30 PM  
I thought that #1 guy works for the Dell support line in Bangalore and answered the most calls last month.
 
2007-11-08 12:35:55 PM  
Why does eveyone think Bill Gates is such a business genius?


This is what he did:

IBM Guy: "Hey, we are IBM we need an operating system badly and we would like you to make truckloads of cash so we can use your OS."

Bill Gates: "OK"

IBM came to him!!! It's not like he had some huge plan. IBM had the plan, not him.
 
2007-11-08 12:48:58 PM  
torontoist.com

did someone say.... braaaains???
 
2007-11-08 01:06:28 PM  
Corvus: Why does eveyone think Bill Gates is such a business genius?


This is what he did:

IBM Guy: "Hey, we are IBM we need an operating system badly and we would like you to make truckloads of cash so we can use your OS."

Bill Gates: "OK"

IBM came to him!!! It's not like he had some huge plan. IBM had the plan, not him.


Yes, IBM came to him, but instead of selling an OS to them outright, he setup a licensing plan. So basically, he created a system to print his own money. Not make a one time sale.
 
2007-11-08 01:07:48 PM  
Check out Prahalad's "The Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid". Number one might be a bit much, but the guy is definitely not a lightweight and should be in the top ten.
 
2007-11-08 01:25:41 PM  
Covey's the lightweight in that group.

/Studied under Kotler: he belongs there.
 
2007-11-08 02:12:00 PM  
What, no Carlos Slim?

I guess according to The Times, being the wealthiest person on Earth doesn't equate to a knowledge of the business world.


pfft.
 
2007-11-08 02:14:56 PM  
Donald Trump? Oh please
 
2007-11-08 02:35:17 PM  
No Carlos Ghosn?
 
2007-11-08 03:19:24 PM  
Bill Gates started his first company when he was 14. It's scary to think about what the rest of us were doing at 14. But thats why Gates has eleventy hojillion dollars while I have a buck fifty and some pocket lint.

No Warren Buffet? Fail
 
2007-11-08 05:54:09 PM  
"The Thinkers 50 biennial poll is the definitive guide to the world's most influential living management thinkers. Produced by Suntop Media, it received more than 3,500 votes from visitors to Times Online and thinkers50.com"

Well, we know this is junk if Times Online readers were responsible for this cracked out list.
 
2007-11-08 09:29:29 PM  
Alan Greenspan and Donald Trump above Steve Jobs, yeah that makes tons of sense. I am not an AAPL fanboy, but any dude that can get people to pay 2x for a computer and 10x for a phone has to be doing something right.
 
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