bdking writes: You need a healthy ego to be a chief executive. But if a healthy ego spills over into narcissism, it can lead to all kinds of trouble for a company. Research shows that narcissist CEOs tend to spend more, overpay for acquisitions and ignore objective measures of their performance, creating a situation where shareholder value can easily be destroyed.
"An idealist is one who, on noticing that a rose smells better than a
cabbage, concludes that it will also make better soup." - H.L. Mencken