I've got a short essay this weekend in the Wall Street Journal on the dismal psychology of power:. Hurd, after all, was known as an unusually effective and straight-laced executive. But the public shouldn't have been so shocked. From prostitution scandals to corruption allegations to the steady drumbeat of charges against corporate executives and world-class athletes, it seems that the headlines are filled with the latest misstep of someone in a position of power. This isn't just anecdotal: Surveys of organizations find that the vast majority of rude and inappropriate behaviors, such as the shouting of profanities, come from the offices of those with the most authority. Psychologists refer to this as the paradox of power.
The Psychology of Power
world domination summit : The Art of Non-Conformity
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When I scroll through my mental highlight reel of World Domination Summit , these are a few of the images that immediately come to mind. Last year, ringleader Chris Guillebeau announced that there would only be two more years of WDS, making the penultimate event. In the meantime, here are a few of my favorite moments from this year.
They wanted more land — in the West, in Europe or overseas. A centrally located piece of territory like the Russian plain, Mackinder argued, could be expanded West and East without the need for naval power. As it turned out, Russia was then facing both war and revolution, and could not fully control the heartland, to say nothing of ruling the entire world.