This is the first half of the transcript of this interview done on June 20,2013.
Clive Boddy, Author, Corporate Psychopaths
Rob Kall : My guest
tonight is Clive Boddy, he's the author of Corporate
Psychopaths: Organizational Destroyers.
Now you also have a university connection is that right?
Clive Boddy : Yeah,
that's right, I'm professor of Leadership and Organizational Behavior at
Middlesex University in the UK.
Rob Kall : Okay, so
you've got this book and you've been writing, and it's really an academic
professional, this is not a book for layman, it's citing research and the
target of this is academics. Or, who's the target of this book?
Clive Boddy : Yeah that's
right, its basically an academic book detailing my research on corporate
psychopaths and their affects on organizations. It's the research I undertook
in Australia a few years ago, so yeah it's, that particular book is aimed at an
academic audience. Though I am writing a popular version of it now. I'm not
Rob Kall : So, you have a
chapter in your book that's also a stand alone article in the Journal Of Business Ethics,
titled "The Corporate Psychopaths Theory
of the Global Financial Crisis".
Clive Boddy : Yes that's
right, I expanded that into a small article in that journal. It created a bit
of interest among the general public and a financial of insiders.
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Rob Kall is an award winning journalist, inventor, software architect,
connector and visionary. His work and his writing have been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, CNN, ABC, the HuffingtonPost, Success, Discover and other media.
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Rob Kall has spent his adult life as an awakener and empowerer-- first in the field of biofeedback, inventing products, developing software and a music recording label, MuPsych, within the company he founded in 1978-- Futurehealth, and founding, organizing and running 3 conferences: Winter Brain, on Neurofeedback and consciousness, Optimal Functioning and Positive Psychology (a pioneer in the field of Positive Psychology, first presenting workshops on it in 1985) and Storycon Summit Meeting on the Art Science and Application of Story-- each the first of their kind. Then, when he found the process of raising people's consciousness and empowering them to take more control of their lives one person at a time was too slow, he founded Opednews.com-- which has been the top search result on Google for the terms liberal news and progressive opinion for several years. Rob began his Bottom-up Radio show, broadcast on WNJC 1360 AM to Metro Philly, also available on iTunes, covering the transition of our culture, business and world from predominantly Top-down (hierarchical, centralized, authoritarian, patriarchal, big) to bottom-up (egalitarian, local, interdependent, grassroots, archetypal feminine and small.) Recent long-term projects include a book, Bottom-up-- The Connection Revolution, debillionairizing the planet and the Psychopathy Defense and Optimization Project.