Saturday, April 14, 2007

INSEAD students vote Sarkozy

In Imperial town of Fonty, it makes sense.

In this period of French Presidential elections, while the buzz has not quite permeated the campus, it is something many foreign students ask the French ones.
My poll is as reliable as any others, I took a sample of representative students:
- one Dutch was overwhelmingly in favour of Sarkozy (pronounce Sharkojy, a Hungarian girl told me), as were the East Europeans (the Hungarian girl and a Slovak guy)
- the Anglo-saxons were largely for him as well -albeit not so enthusiastically (the English because of his economic policies, the American because he seems open to alliances with the US)
- the others abstained (one Indian, one Chinese said to me: I would not like to be French and have to vote, it's too complicated)
- the French majoritarily leaned towards him. Although many reckoned it would be close.

There is something fascinating in this man though. Very Napoleonic, in its good and bad aspects. His drive is admirable, and just like in corporate world, this scares some. If elected, what side will he show: Bonaparte or Napoleon?

On a lighter side, in Brand Management, we had a good laugh about Karcher being mad at French politics for the use of its brand name as a substitute to cleasing... A word coined by the man himself during the 2005 "riots".



At 9:03 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

who are you??

At 11:15 PM , Blogger DomoDomo@INSEAD said...

Humm, interesting question...
Is it:
- threatening?
- interested?
- just curiosity?

Why are you asking?
I am DomoDomo from INSEAD. And you?


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