Whistleblowers – A Minority that CAN Influence the Majority

Why do people assume that truth lies in numbers leading them to default to believing that the majority is probably correct? Majorities benefit from an assumption that they are correct and minorities are motivated to assume that majorities are correct because it permits them to move from ‘deviant’ to ‘belonging’.  Minorities do not have the luxury… Continue reading Whistleblowers – A Minority that CAN Influence the Majority

Living on the EDGE – What makes Gordon Gekko such an Attractive Role Model?

In the 1987 Oliver Stone film Wall Street, Michael Douglas delivered an Oscar-winning performance as master-of-the-universe Gordon Gekko. An unabashedly greedy corporate raider, Gekko delivered a frequently quoted monologue in which he eloquently describes the culture that has become a caricature of the financial industry Despite the notoriety of this encomium to enlightened self interest,… Continue reading Living on the EDGE – What makes Gordon Gekko such an Attractive Role Model?