[cross-posted from the I.B.E. page]
An exciting new book by Kevin Dutton builds on recent research trends that point to high occurrence of psychopathic traits among business leaders and leaders more generally. I am reminded of a man I met who told me that business ethics comes down to nothing but common sense. However, your boss or employees genetically may lack empathy and may be totally unresponsive to legal or moral consequences. The implications of this work are of great importance and actually help to explain a lot of corporate and political scandals.