Thursday, June 17, 2010

The 9% man!

Good Day Readers:

The idea for "The 9% man!" comes from two sources - the David Chartrand administration's ability to attract a resounding 4,800 voters from a membership of more than 52, 000 and Calouste Gulbenkian.
1869 - 1955

Calouste Gulbunkian was an Armian businessman who became one of the world's wealthiest individuals. He acquired his fortune by negotiating contracts between the giant oil companies such as Royal Dutch Shell and, yes, British Petroleum with the producing states for which he charged 4% of the deal's value thus the name "The 4% man." He had two negotiating principles:

(1) he'd met anytime anywhere with anyone. Being Armian that included the hated Turks

(2) he always knew more about his opponents than they did about him

Later in life to show appreciation for his Portugese physician he founded a museum in Lisbon. While not the Louvre, it's delightfully fascinating and can be comfortably viewed in a couple hours. One interesting feature is the founders penchant for collecting rare sets of whatever. So if were chippendale furnature or Persian rugs he had to have one of each.

So David Chartrand you have now been anointed, "The 9% man!"

Clare L. Pieuk


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually Chartrand only got 3781 votes

8:14 PM  

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