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Do Psychopaths Make Better Entrepreneurs?

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Psychopaths aren’t all bloodthirsty serial killers, nor are they inherently cruel or violent; some, in fact, are actually able to use their unique traits to get ahead in life, whether that means seizing political power, accumulating wealth and social prestige or, sometimes, creating excellent businesses.

In fact, as this Psychology Today article points out, some psychologists argue that the…




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