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Does it Take a Sociopath to Run A Major Corporation?

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Does it Take a Sociopath to Run A Major Corporation?

    

Duncan Black, AKAAtrios, or Eschaton, writes, refers to an article by Thom Hartmann written in July 2009,
"Thom Hartman on executive pay. It's from 2009, but in light of the WellPoint news of canceling a woman's health insurance upon receiving a diagnosis of breast cancer,it seems quite timely. Imagine, they have meetings where this kind of abomination is discussed, they do studies of how much money will be saved with graphs, power point presentations and everything. Only a sociopath could then go home and sleep at night."
Here's the articleProfiling CEOs and Their Sociopathic Paychecks
So, the question is, are the CEO's of the biggest corporations sociopaths?

I'm not talking about entrepreneurs who found companies that get big. I'm talking about the MBAs who are hired to run the biggest companies.


Yes. It takes a sociopath to run a megacorporation
       86% from 63 votes  
No. CEOs are not pathological.
       7% from 5 votes  
Not Sure.
       7% from 5 votes  

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After reading the article by Thomas Hartman, it ex... by James Hadstate on Sunday, Apr 25, 2010 at 5:53:21 PM
but I cannot say that a sociopath is required to r... by John Sanchez Jr. on Monday, Apr 26, 2010 at 7:15:47 AM
If you have any doubt, remember that "C-Suite" com... by Sherwin Steffin on Monday, Apr 26, 2010 at 8:11:04 AM
Let us not forget the documentary, 'The Corporatio... by John Jonik on Monday, Apr 26, 2010 at 2:00:43 PM
You get called into the office and your boss says ... by Bernard on Monday, Apr 26, 2010 at 2:08:54 PM
The policies of the mega corporations has been to ... by Jim Reinhart on Monday, Apr 26, 2010 at 2:26:22 PM
I've heard it said that crap floats to the top and... by JohnPeebles on Monday, Apr 26, 2010 at 4:04:55 PM
In these times, it would be good to examine previo... by Oh on Thursday, May 6, 2010 at 8:52:19 AM
I voted "no," but a highly qualified "no." There w... by Oh on Monday, Apr 26, 2010 at 8:15:21 PM
Rob, I would submit to you that the corporate worl... by Janet Loughrey on Thursday, May 6, 2010 at 1:36:06 AM
Random comments on the topic:-- Note how the Limba... by John Jonik on Thursday, May 6, 2010 at 7:05:07 PM
and they cannot help it. Punishing them, I'm told... by Oh on Thursday, May 6, 2010 at 10:26:51 PM
After working for a corporation for 10+ years ,I ... by Bob Gormley on Saturday, May 15, 2010 at 3:42:10 PM
and Sherwin Steffin said it, corporations and thei... by Steven Leser on Wednesday, May 19, 2010 at 10:27:44 PM
I think Lee Iaccoca was far from being a sociopath... by Mystic Wizard on Thursday, May 27, 2010 at 11:39:57 AM

 
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