Pragma Synesi – interesting bits

Compendium of interesting bits I come across, with an occasional IMHO

How to get to the top

Jeffrey Pfeffer’s book, “Power: Why Some People Have It — and Others Don’t” is supposed to be partly a “how-to” guide to rising to the top. My favorite tip: there is no point at which flattery becomes ineffective.

Schumpeter of The Economist (September 11, 2010) explains:

The will to power

Why some people have power over companies and others don’t

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March 9, 2011 Posted by | business, psychology | , , | Leave a comment

Power corrupts

“Power corrupts, but it corrupts only those who think they deserve it”

— that about sums it up.  Chalk one up for staying humble.  From The Economist, Jan 21st, 2010:

The psychology of power

Absolutely

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April 28, 2010 Posted by | behaviour | , , , | Leave a comment