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February 24, 2008

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JD,
http://neurologicalcorrelates.com/wordpress/2008/02/02/neuro-review-do-all-companies-have-to-be-evil-scientific-american/

There was an article in the Scientific American asking, "Do All Companies Have To Be Evil?" -

And Google's unofficial motto is, "Don't be evil" --
I think this may be a trend.

Authoritarianism doesn't work in the knowledge-based economy -- where you make money on what people think about, not how many widgets are produced per hour.

The psychological underpinnings have to do with why good people do bad things. Prof. Zimbardo shows that that's what happens in the "Stanford Prison Experiment " on up to Abu Grahab (misspelled), here's the link.
http://neurologicalcorrelates.com/wordpress/2008/02/11/neuro-review-the-lucifer-effect-and-contextual-evil

I'm going to link to your post and do more on this one, especially in this market.

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