Friday, May 12, 2006

Elections

Things are heating up for the elections (here at ISB) which are due to happen next week. The GSB President Post elections happen first. The party last night was organized by one of the aspirants. It appears to be a well thought-out campaign process. He has been mailing the entire group very often, and timed the party for the weekend just before the elections. Lets see what the votes say! He seems like a nice guy. But personally, my support is for one of the other candidates who's a little older, little more experienced and is a very charismatic person. I believe that the GSB President is the face of ISB. He/she has to have a presence. Just like Bush visited us last year, we may have other famous people visiting us over the next year. I CANNOT imagine some of the candidates being the first to welcome the celebrities. Most of them are too uni-dimensional and may not be able to even strike up a conversation with the celebs who come in from various fields.
It's funny how all the other posts for Directors of the Admission Commities, Placement Commities, Treasurer, etc come with a list of prerequisites like considerable experience in handling people, considerable experience in finance and accounting (a chartered accountant preferrably), etc. Basically, all the directors are going to be considerably experienced people because of the pre-requisites. But the GSB President's post doesn't come with any such pre-requisites. Hopefully the junta will elect someone who the elected Directors will actually look up to!

8 Comments:

Anonymous akshit said...

hey - that was pretty direct....

but im with u manu.....agree with every word on this post!!

11:40 AM  
Blogger Venkat said...

My belief is that most of the people @ ISB are smart( u ve got to be smart to get in-- remember:))). Hence traditional municipality electioneering tricks are not going to work.

Agree with you completely that President is the face of our school. Hoping that only the best candidate wins ( ie our candidate(wink wink))

11:47 AM  
Blogger Manu said...

Akshit..
Yes, it's direct. But it's just my opinion. Constructive criticism perhaps?

Venkat,
Yes, hope the best candidate wins!

1:49 PM  
Anonymous Arjun said...

Excellent post.

Its what we all wanted to say but didn't. :)

5:43 PM  
Blogger mama said...

this is exactly what i was discussing with rajesh mani yesterday

11:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

and who is the best candidate? the one who has put the best face forward or the one you think you have got to know the most about? are both people same?

all i have to say that i am pretty much disappointed. the way in which people had already decided who their president is going to be without even 'listening' to other candidates.

it was disappointing to see prejudices and whims at play while people were voting.

6:51 PM  
Blogger Manu said...

Hmm.. I've known all the 3 candidates who finally stood, from the first day at ISB. So, I guess, I pretty much had a view on all 3 before making my pick.

However, I can't speak for everyone else. Yes, its bad if they pick who they're going to vote for without hearing out the other candidates!

10:15 AM  
Anonymous guile said...

nice, comfy place you got here :)..

5:02 PM  

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