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    Corporate assassins

    The Overcoming Bias blog asks an interesting question;

    Given how little it seems to cost to have someone killed, why don't more corporations have their competitors' leaders knocked off?

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    Re: Corporate assassins

    Without actually reading the article, I can think of three reasons:

    1) If someone sets the precedence, taking charge of a company becomes a death sentence, in the future.

    2) The risk of being caught

    3) Corporate leadership is completely irrelevant to a large company's success.


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    Re: Corporate assassins

    Quote Originally Posted by Phaedrus View Post
    Without actually reading the article, I can think of three reasons:

    1) If someone sets the precedence, taking charge of a company becomes a death sentence, in the future.

    2) The risk of being caught

    3) Corporate leadership is completely irrelevant to a large company's success.
    I would challenge your third point.

    I find that corporate leadership can be the most important variable in determining whether a company is successful.

    Even the most bureaucratic of organizations like the US military can benefit from having an effective administrator/leader at the helm.


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    Re: Corporate assassins

    Let's see.......because it is wrong?



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    Re: Corporate assassins

    They do, watch Gross Pointe Blank. I believe it's a documentary.


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    Re: Corporate assassins

    I'm pretty driven, but to me, business is business. It is not life, nor does it compare favorably in the order of merit to my personal life. At the end of the day, my competitors are just another squirrel trying to get a nut. The closest analogy in my mind to business would be sports. During the game, you do your best to beat the hell out of your opponent. When the whistle blows, you shake hands and prepare for another day.



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    Re: Corporate assassins

    Quote Originally Posted by alaskaguy View Post
    I would challenge your third point.

    I find that corporate leadership can be the most important variable in determining whether a company is successful.

    Even the most bureaucratic of organizations like the US military can benefit from having an effective administrator/leader at the helm.
    Well, you have me there.... But seriously. In today's corporate world, what are the chances of actually getting someone at the CEO position who actually is a "leader"? The field is grossly over-populated by yes-men, butt-kissers and risk-averse accountant-types.

    IMO, the guy on top is at best, irrelevant. At worst, they drive the company into the ground making Lloyd Ward-esque bad decision after bad decision....


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    Re: Corporate assassins

    Quote Originally Posted by alaskaguy View Post
    The Overcoming Bias blog asks an interesting question;

    Given how little it seems to cost to have someone killed, why don't more corporations have their competitors' leaders knocked off?

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    Overcoming Bias: Corporate Assassins
    I agree.. its too cheap these days to have someone killed. You've got illegal immigrants killing people for prices that just aren't worth it to most assassins. They can't compete and the quality of the hits suffer from the lack of a budget. We need to build a fence and get us back to where born and raised killers can properly case a job.



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    Re: Corporate assassins

    Quote Originally Posted by alaskaguy View Post
    The Overcoming Bias blog asks an interesting question;

    Given how little it seems to cost to have someone killed, why don't more corporations have their competitors' leaders knocked off?
    Given EIU's ability to seemingly skate on all things wrong, maybe we'll see them try this at some point.



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