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  1. Subscribersonhouse
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    08 Sep '14 18:08
    http://medicalxpress.com/news/2014-09-psychopaths-senior-managerial-positions-high.html

    Who would have known 😉
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    08 Sep '14 18:43
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    http://medicalxpress.com/news/2014-09-psychopaths-senior-managerial-positions-high.html

    Who would have known 😉
    one more reason to become self employed.
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    08 Sep '14 19:29
    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    one more reason to become self employed.
    did you read my comments on that piece? Below the icons is the comment section.
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    08 Sep '14 19:33
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    did you read my comments on that piece? Below the icons is the comment section.
    I have now though admittedly i had to look up Erin
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    08 Sep '14 19:532 edits
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    http://medicalxpress.com/news/2014-09-psychopaths-senior-managerial-positions-high.html

    Who would have known 😉
    Cultural evolution in action. Set up a competitive environment that rewards ruthless exploitation and see who rises to the top. Even the regulatory structure can be a venue of exploitation of the weaker (insufficiently ruthless) members and sectors of society. It's really a mindless unfolding of the inevitable.

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    Economist Milton Friedman writes that corporate executives' "responsibility... generally will be to make as much money as possible while conforming to their basic rules of the society, both those embodied in law and those embodied in ethical custom".[20] Friedman also said, "the only entities who can have responsibilities are individuals ... A business cannot have responsibilities. So the question is, do corporate executives, provided they stay within the law, have responsibilities in their business activities other than to make as much money for their stockholders as possible? And my answer to that is, no, they do not."

    Wikipedia on business ethics.

    The kicker is that business leaders can and do influence the laws and ethical customs.
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    08 Sep '14 21:31
    Originally posted by JS357
    Cultural evolution in action. Set up a competitive environment that rewards ruthless exploitation and see who rises to the top. Even the regulatory structure can be a venue of exploitation of the weaker (insufficiently ruthless) members and sectors of society. It's really a mindless unfolding of the inevitable.

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    Economist Milton Friedman writes tha ...[text shortened]... thics.

    The kicker is that business leaders can and do influence the laws and ethical customs.
    My thought is the board of directors would welcome a psychopath, even if they knew in advance the dude was nuts. My guess is they WANT ruthless no ethics no emotions no morals types that can bull through opposition.
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    09 Sep '14 06:53
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    My thought is the board of directors would welcome a psychopath, even if they knew in advance the dude was nuts. My guess is they WANT ruthless no ethics no emotions no morals types that can bull through opposition.
    What makes you think this corporate brand of psychopaths are "nuts"?
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    09 Sep '14 07:36
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    My thought is the board of directors would welcome a psychopath, even if they knew in advance the dude was nuts. My guess is they WANT ruthless no ethics no emotions no morals types that can bull through opposition.
    I've posted on one of the forums about the success of psychopaths/sociopaths - contrary to popular belief most are law abiding (just) and heads of industry, entrpreneurs and politicians.

    I remember the article I linked to cited Bill Clinton as a typical sociopath.
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    09 Sep '14 13:07
    Originally posted by wolfgang59
    I've posted on one of the forums about the success of psychopaths/sociopaths - contrary to popular belief most are law abiding (just) and heads of industry, entrpreneurs and politicians.

    I remember the article I linked to cited Bill Clinton as a typical sociopath.
    Wonder where that would put Nixon?
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    09 Sep '14 13:34
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    Wonder where that would put Nixon?
    Nixon, in my unprofessional opinion, was primarily paranoid.
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    09 Sep '14 13:41
    Originally posted by JS357
    Nixon, in my unprofessional opinion, was primarily paranoid.
    The revelations coming off the tapes show him more than paranoid, he wanted to short circuit the democratic process and make himself into a dictator.
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