DIARY: Survey finds Net CEO’s will survive

For most people, the thought of being trapped on a desert island with supernerd Bill Gates, superbore Alan Greenspan or a money-grubbing venture capitalist is a fate worse than death. But as we know, CEOs aren’t most people.

For most people, the thought of being trapped on a desert island with supernerd Bill Gates, superbore Alan Greenspan or a money-grubbing venture capitalist is a fate worse than death. But as we know, CEOs aren’t most people.

For most people, the thought of being trapped on a desert island

with supernerd Bill Gates, superbore Alan Greenspan or a money-grubbing

venture capitalist is a fate worse than death. But as we know, CEOs

aren’t most people.



In a survey of over 350 CEOs conducted by Jericho Communications, the

firm tried to determine how old- and new-economy chieftains would fair

in a real game of Survivor.



Internet CEOs were three times more likely than brick-and-mortar CEOs to

eat a rat to survive. Also, 23% of dot-com CEOs said they’d eat another

human, compared with only 6% of old-school chief execs.



And who, pray tell, would be on the menu? Glad you asked: while

brick-and-mortar CEOs (Cannibals Eating Others?) chose Hillary Clinton,

Ralph Nader and Janet Reno, their Internet counterparts craved Steve

Jobs, Gates and VCs who turned them down. Mmm ... Naderburgers.



The most disturbing, but not surprising, part of the survey was

brick-and-mortar CEO’s answers regarding things they would miss most.

Family?



Nah. Their loyal Labrador? Sorry, Rex. Perhaps sex? Perhaps not.



Instead, they listed golf, their secretary, their car and wine as the

things they would miss most. And CEOs wonder why people say they’re out

of touch.



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