Who would you rather be: U.S. President, CEO of Goldman, Head of China Commie Party, CEO of Google, Prime Minister of Russia

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Sep 15, 2008 - 10:42pm

Prime minister of rising super industrial, military, economic powerhouse...you guessed it Canada. We've been secretly waiting for America's demise, whilst slowly plotting away in our igloos and making an army of snowmen

I promised my fellow canucks I would tell you, but I don't think they will find out.

Sep 16, 2008 - 1:03am

While I feel totally unqualified to be in any of those positions, I think as a tech geek being the CEO of Google would be the most appealing to me. Despite being insanely rich and powerful, you're not in the spotlight like the political figures listed above. And as CEO of Goldman, I feel like the only people who would look up to me and respect me are poor pitiful people (like myself) who only care about progressing their careers!

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Sep 16, 2008 - 2:38am

Are you kidding? Being a CEO is stressful enough, may as well do it at the laid-back tech company. Head of any investment bank or country would be way more stressful than head of a Silicon Valley software company (plus you'd get to do cooler things at Google).

PM of Russia would be pretty easy since Vlad's got everything under control now, but Russia seems like a pretty miserable place compared to the Bay area.

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Sep 30, 2008 - 12:20pm
but Russia seems like a pretty miserable place compared to the Bay area.

I take you've never been to russia. moscow defines class and glamour. the face that its now the most expensive city to live in, is not a problem for a man that has the country's purse in his pocket.

Is Hugh Hefner a choice?

he's old, powerless and practically forgotten. ditto tommy lee on the last two. And russian women >> american women if you only account for physical beauty and style.

While I feel totally unqualified to be in any of those positions, I think as a tech geek being the CEO of Google would be the most appealing to me. Despite being insanely rich and powerful, you're not in the spotlight like the political figures listed above. And as CEO of Goldman, I feel like the only people who would look up to me and respect me are poor pitiful people (like myself) who only care about progressing their careers!

thats true...makes sense. But for now I'm young with energy.

Mar 18, 2016 - 7:48am

I think Dan Bilzerian should be an option

If you have to ask how much it costs, you cannot afford it
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