Cow and Boy Classics by Mark Leiknes

Cow and Boy Classics

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  1. pschearer

    pschearer GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    I read the same article too (or at least an article about the article). What lengths some people won’t go to to put down success. To single out a few features of successful people, then compare those to psychopaths says more about the warped thinking processes of the author than about psychopaths or anyone else.

  2. J. Short

    J. Short GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Incoming!

  3. OldestandWisest

    OldestandWisest said, about 2 years ago

    If you count two people as “serial” killing, I know of one who REALLY likes golf!

  4. Gee Man

    Gee Man GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    @pschearer

    I suppose you could view the psychopath CEO studies tearing down success, if you presume that Forbes is in the business of tearing down successful people: http://www.forbes.com/sites/jeffbercovici/2011/06/14/why-some-psychopaths-make-great-ceos/
    What the studies (and there are quite a few, this article is a synopsis) actually say is the incidence of psychopathy in CEOs is four times that of the general population – 4% vs. 1%. It’s certainly not that all CEOs are psychopathic – lacking empathy, remorse, the ability to love, etc. But the much higher rate of psychopathy among CEOs is interesting, in that it seems to say we reward some people for being brutal and selfish and even cruel – and others we imprison and even execute. So what the studies are really saying is there is some overlap between the traits of psychopathy and successful CEOs that allows people we would normally shun for their selfishness, manipulativeness, and so on, to instead be rewarded or gain power – or the power of the CEO’s position draws the psychopath. It’s not really that hard to grasp – the same sort of traits that can give rise to tyrants like Hitler or Stalin also may draw other psychopaths to positions of power. They get there, because they lack the normal constraints on hurting other people that normal human beings possess.
    Read the Issacson biography of Steve Jobs for some insight on how extreme narcissism and compulsiveness are part of what made Jobs both a brilliant CEO and tech leader, and at the same time a truly awful human being who shamelessly exploited and often tossed aside those who helped he and Apple achieve their success.

  5. Tom Flapwell

    Tom Flapwell said, about 2 years ago

    There’s a reason the devil supposedly used to be the highest of angels. The same things that make someone the best can make another the worst.

  6. doug

    doug said, about 2 years ago

    Nice hat on Billy.

  7. Jo Jo

    Jo Jo said, about 2 years ago

    What lengths some people will go to to find a commie under every cabbage leaf.

  8. LukeJavan8

    LukeJavan8 GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Billy is good at that!

  9. DCAVALLARO

    DCAVALLARO said, about 2 years ago

    Gee Man. Very well said. From personal experiance I have had my pay cut as to thw way of thinking that I make to much. Actually the employer was just greedy. The more I made the more he made. Everytime I got screwed I just moved to another employer. It is like they dont want you to be in their club of success.

  10. pschearer

    pschearer GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    @Jo Jo

    I recently read a history of the KGB based on secret official records smuggled out of Russia by a KGB historian named Mitrokhin. You’d be surprised how many cabbage leaves had Commies under them.


    Besides, the Communists never had a monopoly on anti-capitalism. They shared that with every shade of socialist, progressive, liberal, most Democrats, and too many Republicans.

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