"A man without ambition is dead.
A man with
ambition but no compassion is
A man with ambition and
his blessings on earth is ever so alive."
a strong drive for success
after ambitiously or eagerly; to covet
a cherished desire; "his ambition is to own his own business"
eager, and sometimes an inordinate, desire for preferment,
power, or the attainment of something
hypercompetitors ignore feedback
hypercompetitors lack both
autistic = a tendency to view life in terms of
one's own needs and desires
"The most dangerous person in corporate America is
the highly enthusiastic incompetent. He's running faster in the wrong
direction, doing horribly counterproductive things with winning enthusiasm."-
"In healthy people, the more you activate a portion
of your frontal lobes, the
more accurate your view
of yourself is. The more you view yourself as desirable or better than your
peers, the less you use those frontal lobes."- Jennifer
Beer At the core of every massive corporate unraveling,
whether it is Sunbeam,
Johnson & Johnson or the
Helmsley Hotels, sits
a hypercompetitive manager.
"Hypercompetitive people often think their
self-worth is contingent on
winning. Start any activity, first thought: I need to win."- John
"The take-no-prisoners competitors can be very successful much
more rapidly than win-win competitors, mainly because they are obsessed,
single-track and totally focused on their own desired result." - Denis
The gist of this manner of competition is self-aggrandizement,
at the expense of others.
This is a extremely
Hypercompetitiveness individuals may suceed in
many parts of their lives, but interpersonal, especially intimate, relations
are often deeply troubled.
2002 Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology examines
romantic relationships of hypercompetitive
individuals and finds these individuals report
lower levels of honest communication with the
partner, greater infliction of pain,
stronger feelings of possessiveness,
higher levels of mistrust, stronger need to control, lower ability to
understand another perspective, and higher levels of conflict.
"The more secure you are in
your own self and your own abilities, the more you know yourself,
the less you feel you need to
prove something to others."- Richard Ryckman,
of 10 Wall Street firms that either failed
or received taxpayer bailouts were paid an average of $28.9 million per
year in the years leading up to the Wall Street meltdown. Their average
pay from 1997 through 2007, equaled 575 times the median American family's 2007
"Fat cat compensation has nothing to do with good corporate
performance. These CEOs were
exorbitantly compensated for driving their companies off the cliff. At a
minimum, Congress must ensure that corporate leaders are paid for long-term
performance, not short-term illusions." - Robert Weissman
CEO of Whole Foods, made
anonymous internet forum postings disparaging Wild Oats market from 1999 to
2006 with the intent of driving down the value of Wild Oats. John Mackey posted
comments stating the incorporation "has no value and no future" and that
management "clearly doesn't know what it is doing." Whole Foods made a
hostile takeover bid in
February 2007 capturing Wild Oats. The postings came to light due to a Federal
Trade Commission lawsuit over
2009 "For example, you may think you
communicate, delegate, supervise, and recognize others well, but until you
receive others' opinions on these things, you cannot truly know." - John
Baldoni, How to Crack the Self-Awareness Paradigm,
boys behaving badly
"The destiny of the wolf cub is to become a wolf,
research shows a high proportion of
CEOs of major corporations
exhibit the traits of antisocial personality
even if it is reared among the sons of men." - Saadi of Shiraz
disorder (APD) is a mental disorder defined by the American Psychiatric
Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual: "The essential feature for
the diagnosis is a pervasive pattern of disregard for, and violation of, the
rights of others that begins in childhood or early adolescence and continues
into adulthood." Considered essential features of the disorder are deceit and
characteristics of people with
disorder include - persistent lying or stealing; recurring difficulties
with the law; tendency to violate the rights and boundaries of others
(property, physical, sexual, emotional, legal); aggressive, often violent
behavior; inability to tolerate boredom; disregard for the safety of self or
others; lack of remorse for hurting others;
impulsiveness; a sense of
extreme entitlement; lack of guilt; relentlessness;
"There are few social sanctions - as contrasted with legal
or financial ones - for bad behavior. Executives who have served jail time are
back on television and are still celebrities." - Jeffrey
"Mid-level managers are not evil people in their everyday lives,
but in the context of their jobs, they have a
separate moral code which make
up the fundamental rules of corporate life:
(1) You never go around
(2) You tell your boss what he wants to hear.
(3) If your
boss wants something dropped, you drop it.
(4) You are sensitive to your
boss's wishes to anticipate wants.
(5) Your job is to not notice mistakes,
cover them up, keep your mouth shut. " - adapted from Robert Jackall, Moral
Known as the turnaround
specialist and downsizer, "Chainsaw Al".
Drastically altered the
economic status of Nitec, Scott Paper and Sunbeam.
Chainsaw Al engineered a
massive accounting fraud at Nitec, a paper-mill between 1974 to 1976. Nitec's
$5 million profit for 1976 was actually a $5.5 million loss. Nitec sued Dunlap
for fraud, but was ultimately forced out of business.
engineered a Scott Paper merger with Kimberly-Clark in 1995 which netted him a
$100 million golden parachute - suspected of irregularities.
as Chairman and CEO of
Sunbeam in 1996.
takeovers of camping gear maker Coleman and coffee machine maker Signature
Brands, best known for making Mr. Coffee and smoke detector maker First Alert.
Sunbeam reported record earnings
of $189 million in 1997 of which the
SEC estimated $60 million
were fraudulent. Paid $15 million to settle shareholder lawsuit, was fined
$500,000 to settle the SEC's charges.
Banned from serving as an officer
or director of any public incorporation.
In a review of the book "The
Psychopath Test" by Jon Ronson Business Week reported that Dunlap
"scores pretty high on the Hare Psychopathy Checklist."
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