Archive for the ‘Management’ Category

The philosophy of the great faker Ferdinand Waldo Demara

Friday, September 18th, 2015

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"In any organization there is always a lot of loose unused power lying about which can be picked up without alienating anyone. If you want power and want to expand never encroach on anyone else's domain but rather open up a new one."  — Fred Demara

"Fred" Demara on You bet your life with Groucho Marx

"The Great Impostor" movie

The movie is not that good.

The role of emotional intelligence in business and career success

Saturday, September 7th, 2013

The most interesting point in this video occurs near the beginning.  Given a pool of people selected for IQ / intelligence the variable most determinate in success is emotional intelligence.  The relatively obvious reason for this is because that is relatively constant in a pool skimmed off of the upper percentiles.  Engineering is top 5% academic performers leaving that variable relatively a compressed variable.  A relatively compressed variable is a fancy way of saying constant.