I would not expect any revelation from any of them . They simpy ain't going to tell me any inside information . I have no burning question that only they can answer, I have no idea how interesting a talker any of them is so my reasoning comes down to the trivial : Bill G is the only one my non programming friends have ever heard of , and lets face it there is something interesting about being the richest guy in the world . On top of that , he is not Larry Ellison , which in my books is a big big plus. ( I want room for my food and his ego in the same room after all). I would like to ask Bill G one question though , (but I do not loose sleep over it ) and that is was the argument between Microsoft and IBM deliberatly organised ? because it sure looked convinient at the time .I know the answer , but I would like to see his face as he says it.
From these choices, Erika.. no questions about it.
But it'd be nice to have dinner with Bush.. talk about economics a bit and maybe then discuss whatever abstract and out-of-the-ordinary ideas pop into my head. I'll find out if he truly is as dumb as they say he is.
I originally wasn't going to include Eri(c|k)a in the survey but figured that adding her would weed out those who don't really care. I'd be interested to know *why* people voted for the person they did.
My choice: Meg Whitman. eBay have a model that is so simple yet also incredibly powerful. I'd love to find out how they managed to deal with scalability, security, decisions on direction, priority balancing, payments and escrow, insurance, etc etc etc
Actually, Michael Dell would be interesting. Dell rapidly became the number one computing vender, on the relatively simple model of selling direct instead of going through the retail channels. That seems like something that could have easily flopped, but it ended up working quite well.
Even a broken clock is right twice a day.
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