[FoRK] It's worse than you imagined

Benjamin Black b at b3k.us
Thu Sep 24 13:15:26 PDT 2009


Bill Stoddard wrote:
> This made me ask myself a question: Maybe it was not enough to look at
> how economics, history, demographics and politics come together in this
> unfolding crisis? Maybe I should also take a look at human psychology
> and the role it played in the financial services industry? Were there
> certain personality traits which made it to the top of the financial
> services industry, making individuals with these personality traits
> captains of industry?
> 

you're a bit late to this tea-party of terror:

http://hbr.harvardbusiness.org/2004/10/executive-psychopaths/ar/1
http://www.abc.net.au/rn/talks/bbing/stories/s1158704.htm
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/us_and_americas/article568218.ece
http://money.cnn.com/2008/12/12/magazines/fortune/madoff_dreier.fortune/index.htm
etc...



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