January 9th, 2015
Episode 123 of 708 episodes
Does it help to have psychopathic traits when trying to forge a career in business? We look at the links between psychopathy, leadership and capitalism. Kevin Dutton, professor of psychology at Oxford University, argues that certain psychopathic traits - detachment, coolness under pressure and a lack of empathy - may be beneficial to business and lead to success. And we speak to Jon Ronson, author of the Psychopath Test, who argues that the capitalist system rewards psychopathy.