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Why are Psychopaths Successful in Business?

Psychopaths thrive in business, but what is it about our society that allows these rotten apples to do so?

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One in five CEO’s is a psychopath, and many more have psychopathic tendencies. Our mental model of psychopaths is of murderous, morally corrupt, cruel individuals — outcasts who aren’t able to operate in society…




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Paul Abela, MSc

Paul Abela, MSc

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