The World’s Most Powerful People

powerFrom Forbes, the 67 heads of state, criminals, financiers and philanthropists who really run the world. 67 slots, one for every 100 million people on the planet. Being powerful in just one area is not enough to guarantee a spot.
Power is maintaining influence over the behavior, attitudes and feelings of others. Control is maintaining a check on the behavior, attitudes and feelings of one’s self.

Power is exerting control over others. Control is exerting control over one’s self.

Power is the expression of commands, demands, directives, orders and requests as to how others are to act, think, behave, feel and believe. Control is the expression of commands, demands, directives, orders and requests, as to how I am to act, think, behave, feel and believe.

Power is the attitude of strength, “on top,” “number one,” or “leader” projected to others in order to direct how they live their lives. Control is the attitude of being strong, being on top of it, being in control and being self-led, that one feels inside as he lives his life in his self-directed way.

Power can be a survival tool used to exist in a self-threatening environment to avoid being taken advantage of by others. The power response is to go on the offensive, take a position of strength, take the lead. Control can be a survival tool used to exist in a threatening environment. The control response is to go on the defensive, and direct oneself so that it appears one is not being taken advantage of by another. This can lead to a position of being too “self-contained” and “self-directed.” The “over control” phenomenon can result when it becomes difficult to “let go” of control over self.

Power is a vehicle by which people can become exempt from revealing personal feelings. They have risen to the top and the people below are refused entry into the “power type’s” emotional life.  Control is a vehicle by which one can avoid revealing personal feelings, because by maintaining self-control he submerges and hides how he is reacting to the emotional stresses in life.

Power is often exerted by people who believe they have the “answers” but lack the patience for others in their lives to come to a consensus or agreement on what an appropriate course of action should be. Using the position of authority or status to get your way with total disregard for the feelings or ideas of others. Control is often exerted by one who believes he has the “answers,” yet also believes that no one in his environment will listen to him.

Power can be the mode of operation of people who believe that at one point in their lives they were taken advantage of, and that will never happen again.  Control can be the mode of operation of one who believes that at one point in his life he was taken advantage of, and that will never happen again.

Power is the mode of operation of people who desire to make their beliefs of what reality is become the reality. They take charge in order to reorganize their existence to become the expression of what they believe life should be.  Control is the mode of operation of one who desires to make his beliefs of what reality is become his reality. He controls himself in order to retain his existence as the expression of what he believes his life should be.

Power is ensuring that people get their way, even if manipulation, conning, lying, deceit and dishonesty need to be used. Control is ensuring that one continues to see life his way, even if he needs to use self-manipulation, self-conning, lying to self, self-deceit and dishonesty to self.

Look at this list, who has Power, who has control?

  1. Barack Obama
  2. Hu Jintao
  3. Vladimir Putin
  4. Ben S. Bernanke
  5. Sergey Brin and Larry Page
  6. Carlos Slim Helu
  7. Rupert Murdoch
  8. Michael T. Duke
  9. Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz al Saud
  10. William Gates III
  11. Pope Benedict XVI
  12. Silvio Berlusconi
  13. Jeffrey R. Immelt
  14. Warren Buffett
  15. Angela Merkel
  16. Laurence D. Fink
  17. Hillary Clinton
  18. Lloyd C. Blankfein
  19. Li Changchun
  20. Michael Bloomberg
  21. Timothy Geithner
  22. Rex W. Tillerson
  23. Li Ka-shing
  24. Kim Jong Il
  25. Jean-Claude Trichet
  26. Masaaki Shirakawa
  27. Sheikh Ahmed bin Zayed al Nahyan
  28. Akio Toyoda
  29. Gordon Brown
  30. James S. Dimon
  31. Bill Clinton
  32. William H. Gross
  33. Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva
  34. Lou Jiwei
  35. Yukio Hatoyama
  36. Manmohan Singh
  37. Osama bin Laden
  38. Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani
  39. Tenzin Gyatso
  40. Ali Hoseini-Khamenei
  41. Joaquin Guzman
  42. Igor Sechin
  43. Dmitry Medvedev
  44. Mukesh Ambani
  45. Oprah Winfrey
  46. Benjamin Netanyahu
  47. Dominique Strauss-Kahn
  48. Zhou Xiaochuan
  49. John Roberts Jr.
  50. Dawood Ibrahim Kaskar
  51. William Keller
  52. Bernard Arnault
  53. Joseph S. Blatter
  54. Wadah Khanfar
  55. Lakshmi Mittal
  56. Nicolas Sarkozy
  57. Steve Jobs
  58. Fujio Mitarai
  59. Ratan Tata
  60. Jacques Rogge
  61. Li Rongrong
  62. Blairo Maggi
  63. Robert B. Zoellick
  64. Antonio Guterres
  65. Mark John Thompson
  66. Klaus Schwab
  67. Hugo Chavez

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