Someone sat down and researched which profession actually attracts the most psychopaths and its CEOs followed by lawyers.
Although psychopaths make up only 1 per cent of the population, they appear to be most common at higher levels of corporate organisations particularly in positions where their actions can have a ripple effect.
The Hare psychopath checklist, developed in the seventies, says psychopaths are identifiable by their lack of remorse for destructive acts and lack of empathy. They also tend to be impulsive, manipulative and sexually promiscuous.
They are likely to be found in places where they can asset their dominance such as in the courtroom or the operating theatre. They are often CEOs, salespeople and media personalities.
According to a new study of accounting firms, gender discrimination is rife in the financial sector, with women often passed over for promotions based on their gender.
The study was conducted by the University of New England’s business school and found that females were perceived as unreliable because of their family commitments.
Male heads of companies in the sector often showed concern that child-rearing may result in disruption so they prefer to promote men over women.
There are major concerns that we are heading back into a 2008-esk global financial crisis, if we aren’t already there, so this article on TheGuardian.com is particularly interesting.
The good news is that experts’ answer to this is a resounding “no”, however the recent global financial market turmoil is more serious now with a number of issues fuelling concerns.
Volatility is being fuelled by the Eurozone crisis, the Federal Reserve “taper tantrum,” a possible Greek exit from the eurozone and decline of the Chinese market.
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The growth in e-learning has spread to mobile phones, with the advent of the smart phone.
According to the latest “Global E-Learning Market Outlook (2015-2022)” report, global e-learning was estimated at $ 165.36 billion in 2014 and is expected to grow to $243.8 billion by 2022.
Some of the factors that are contributing to this market growth are more flexible learning, lower costs, easier access, growth in number of internet users and growing access via mobile phones.
Although the United States are leading in sales of e-learning products, followed by Asia, Australia has also taken to this growing trend quickly with thousands of people opting for online training rather than traditional face to face education.