Predictably (and appropriately, given the minor yet symbolic role a leaked e-mail played in Wired ‘s foiled 1996 bid for an I.P.O.), two months before I set eyes on Gary Wolf’s Wired-A Romance , a biopic of a book on Wired founder Louis Rossetto, his business and romantic partner Jane Metcalfe, and the phenomenal rise Read More
The week before the ExxonMobil Corporation’s recent annual shareholders meeting, several hundred of the mega-corporation’s executives, investors and analysts received a disconcerting piece of mail: an ExxonMobil-logo’d envelope labeled “Revised Annual Report Enclosed.” In a cover letter, ExxonMobil chairman and chief executive Lee R. Raymond explained: “I know you already received a copy of our Read More
The Productive Narcissist: The Promise and Peril of Visionary Leadership , by Michael Maccoby. Broadway Books, 298 pages, $26.95.
Reclaiming narcissism as a good thing might seem an odd cause célèbre , but that’s the very restoration project that psychologist and business guru Michael Maccoby has taken up in his latest book. As Mr. Read More