"A man without ambition is dead.
A man with
ambition but no compassion is dead.
man with ambition and
for his blessings on earth is ever
a strong drive
to seek after
ambitiously or eagerly; to covet
cherished desire; "his ambition is to own his own business"
and sometimes an inordinate, desire for preferment,
power, or the attainment of something
"I'm a hypercompetitive individual."
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,
Schwinn, Motorola, Rubbermaid, Quaker Oats, Iridium, Conseco, Johnson & Johnson or the
Helmsley Hotels, sits a
hypercompetitive manager or CEO.
"Hypercompetitive people often think their
self-worth is contingent on winning. Start
any activity, first thought: I need to win."- John Tauer
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." -
The gist of this manner of competition is
self-aggrandizement, at the expense of
others. This is a extremely narcissistic
Hypercompetitiveness individuals may suceed in many parts of their lives, but
interpersonal, especially intimate, relations are often deeply
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
2007 CEOs 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 income.
"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
John Mackey, 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 monopoly
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
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 manipulation.
Common characteristics of
people with antisocial
personality 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;
charm; 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. More to the point,
they aren't shunned by their
colleagues. The prevailing mood seems to be, as long as people retain
enough wealth, they can buy their way back by donating time and money.
If we are serious about enforcing
norms, then there have to be real sanctions." - 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 your boss. (2)
You tell your boss what he wants to hear, even when your boss claims that he
wants dissenting views. (3) If your boss wants something dropped, you drop it.
(4) You are sensitive to your boss's wishes so that you anticipate what he
wants; you don't force him, in other words, to act as a boss. (5) Your job is
not to report something that your boss does not want reported, but rather to
cover it up. You do your job and you keep your mouth shut." - Robert Jackall,
Known as the turnaround
specialist and downsizer, "Chainsaw Al".
Drastically altered the
economic status of Nitec, Scott Paper and Sunbeam.
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.
Took over as Chairman and
CEO of Sunbeam in 1996. Hostile 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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