The Book Your Boss Doesn’t Want You To Read
“A timely analysis of why so many of our institutions have failed us…”
According to psychiatrists, 1-2% of the adult population are high on the psychopath scale. Thanks to Hollywood, when most people think ‘psychopaths’ they still think ‘serial killers’. In fact, the garden-variety psychopath is more likely to be the Hollywood producer.
Every day in the news we read stories of people in positions of power – leaders of industry, politicians, religious leaders, law enforcement, military, media, the justice system – doing horrible things, such as cheating, stealing, lying, raping, torturing, killing, bombing and invading countries, dropping drones on civilians – and then justifying it.
The questions this book asks is: is our world run by psychopaths?
After a career at Microsoft, Cameron launched the world’s first Podcast Network, and invented the long-form history format, producing 100-hour audio documentary series on Napoleon, Caesar, Alexander, the Cold War and The Renaissance.
He’s also the writer-director-producer of the documentary Marketing The Messiah.
Cameron lives in Brisbane, Australia, with his wife Chrissy and three sons, Fox, Taylor and Hunter.
This was a fairly eye opening book. To realize how successful psychopaths are and how society rewards and practically encourages their immoral and unethical behavior is frightening.
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Short video interview I did recently on The Midas Letter. I didn't realise until too late that it was a VIDEO interview. Otherwise I would have had a shave, brushed my hair and put a better shirt on.
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Jack McCullough is the author of “Secrets Of Rock Star CFOs” and President of the CFO Leadership Council. We chatted recently about his experience, and the experience of other CFOs, of working for psychopath CEOs. He came to my attention through this article he wrote for Forbes about psychopaths. You can connect with Jack on Twitter.