The world runs on people. As much as you might want to think it runs on corporations or money or governments, all of those things depend on people, and many corporations don't survive without their founders. So it's clear that people run the world. And people in charge are, at their core, just like you and me. They have hopes and dreams, fears and wishes, vulnerabilities and strengths. If you approach the world as if it is run by money or corporations or governments or computers, you'll make some severe miscalculations.
Mokalus of Borg
PS - Especially if you are a corporation or government.
PPS - Or a computer, I guess?