January 18, 2007,
News & Opinion
Given headlines that executives like Bob Nardelli and Bill McGuire are getting, the timing of Mathew Hayward's new book Ego Check couldn't be better. Hayward believes it is hubris, what many consider the original deadly sin, to be the cuplrit for fallings of Enron, Worldcom, and Parmalat. Consider Hayward's four sources of Hubris:
If extraordinary confidence is grounded in the best available data, it is authentic, and a positive force for advancement.