Vijay Anand | The Startup Guy.

The Ideology of Bevolent Dictators

Posted on: March 17, 2007

Dictatorship. Aristocracy. Veto Powers. Over-riding Authority.

Read those words. Understand them and read them again. Is the mental image at the back of your head, somewhere close to the pre-90s timeline?

Jimmy Wales. Linus Torvalds. Steve Jobs. Bill Gates.

When you think of them, can you associate them with those words? Yet the fact is that, they are more closely aligned to those words, than a democratic society where everyone and anyone runs the show. Yet, despite a dangerously aged, and often mistrust ideology, they all seem to have achieved to reach milestones. What does it all mean?

Let me hear your thoughts. There is a post on this, coming very soon.

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1 Response to "The Ideology of Bevolent Dictators"

I can relate these people to leadership.. The words like dictatorship, etc… have a much deeper meaning than leadership..

companies/products are outputs of capitalist model of doing things and not exactly democratic. democracy is by the people, of the people and for the people which would mean that it is more enclosed around a common set of people i.e. people who create it only use it and there will not be any competing products..

I am still waiting for your post 🙂

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