arildno said:OF COURSE they're bloody psychopaths!
Otherwise, they wouldn't have been able to get us slouchers off our behinds and actually deserve a salary.
It appears that you guys didn't read the article. By Psychopath, it is not referring to hard-driving, no-nonsense types with big egos, but with real psychos. Those people don't care one whit about the company, but rather with themselves only. They'll drive a company to ruin to enrich themselves. In fact, they usually get a thrill from the challenge of their actions. The article compares these with serial killers in many ways, for example, they are great con-men. The have the knack of being able to talk and charm their way into peoples confidence; to get peoples trust, while having none in return (like J. Dahmer). Is that what you advocate? Examples given were Bernard Ebbers (Worldcom) and Andrew Fastow (Enron). What the article brought to my mind was Hitler.Nerro said:We NEED psychopaths of that kind to lead us. Sometimes people need to be ruthless and we need leaders. (well... You do :P)