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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, AKA Atrios, 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
No. CEOs are not pathological.
Not Sure.

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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. He's given talks and workshops to Fortune 500 execs and national medical and psychological organizations, and pioneered first-of-their-kind conferences in Positive Psychology, Brain Science and Story. He hosts some of the world's smartest, most interesting and powerful people on his Bottom Up Radio Show, and founded and publishes one of the top Google- ranked progressive news and opinion sites, OpEdNews.com

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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. 

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