“Three percent of people in the financial sector are psychopaths.” Manfred Kets de Vries on CEOs

Economist and psychoanalyst Manfred Kets de Vries is one of the leading thinkers on the psychology or organisations. (Photo: The Kets de Vries Institute).
Economist and psychoanalyst Manfred Kets de Vries is one of the leading thinkers on the psychology or organisations. (Photo: The Kets de Vries Institute).

The New Statesman
Sun, 12 Dec 2021

Anyone who tried and failed to write a book during lockdown should look away now: Manfred Kets de Vries has written seven since the pandemic began. “It’s my antidepressant,” he said of writing. “I get up very early in the morning, I write for a few hours, and I feel so much better.” At 79, he is the author of more than 50 books on the psychology of businesses and the people who lead them. He trained first as an economist, then as a psychoanalyst, and has for decades been one of the leading thinkers on the psyc...

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