Are good CEOs dull?

May 21, 2009

A study titled “Which C.E.O. Characteristics and Abilities Matter?” by Kaplan, Klebanov and Sorensen, suggests they are.

A key observation, evocatively rephrased by David Brooks in his NYTimes column, is that “Charismatic C.E.O.’s and politicians always want the exciting new breakthrough — whether it is the S.U.V. or a revolutionary new car. The methodical executives at successful companies just make the same old four-door sedan, but they make it better and better.”

In praise of dullness, he writes that: “…people in the literary, academic and media worlds rarely understand business. It is nearly impossible to think of a novel that accurately portrays business success. That’s because the virtues that writers tend to admire — those involving self-expression and self-exploration — are not the ones that lead to corporate excellence.”


6 Responses to “Are good CEOs dull?”

  1. Marinkina Says:

    1 п. “Не имей сто друзей, а имей сто шекелей” тоже хорошо рифмуется 🙂
    8 п. Ты никогда не потеряешь работу. Когда закончатся фотографии можно размещать рисунки (да хоть бы и конкурс объявить на лучший рисунок Одри (-:), аппликации и фотографии поделок из пластилина…
    9 п. Сто пудов ! 🙂

  2. Cederash Says:

    Где-то я это уже видел… А если по теме то спасибо.

  3. Ferinannnd Says:

    Очень познавательно. Спасибо.

  4. Avertedd Says:

    Отличный пост – слов нет. Спасибо.

  5. ObtaitFut Says:

    Увлекательный пост, добавила в закладки!

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