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User Review  - fist - LibraryThing

"Dumb psychopaths go to prison, smart psychopaths go to the executive floor". That's the premise of this interesting book that analyses how psychopaths manage to be successful in corporate ... Read full review

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User Review  - Miro - LibraryThing

- Babiak and Hare write the story of a fictional Dave, an archetype business psychopath. The story is accompanied by highlight boxes with relevant research and concludes with helpful defensive ... Read full review

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User Review  - cissa - LibraryThing

This could have been about a third of the length and not lost content. It is VERY repetitive. I'm not sure how helpful it is, either, although the last couple of chapters do make a pass at offering ... Read full review

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User Review  - snarkhunt - LibraryThing

Bleargh. Pointless and shallow. Not what I expected from the man who wrote the diagnostic test for psychopathy. The lameness of this book makes me begin to wonder about the thinking behind the ... Read full review

Snakes in suits: when psychopaths go to work

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Psychopaths are described as incapable of empathy, guilt, or loyalty to anyone but themselves; still, spotting a psychopath isn't easy. Babiak, an industrial and organizational psychologist, and Hare ... Read full review

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Either learn beforehand about manipulators without conscience who will take all you have built up - or discover after the fact as you pick up the dreadful pieces. This is an important book as is Dr. Hare's first book, 'Without Conscience'.
Not all psychopaths end up in jail. Some are quite content to steal slowly - your job, your money, your home. They will turn your boss and loyal employees against you. They are expert at what they do.
I wish this was taught in business schools before the unsuspecting head into the workplace.
Eleanor Cowan, author of : A History of a Pedophile's Wife

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I had purchased this book when it was first published because I had the sense that I was working with a psychopath and the narrative and case study in this book definitely confirmed my suspicions.
Having the ability to confirm the behaviours and traits of the Snake in the Suit really helped me to strategize with this person.
Basically, the book tells you that if you are working with a psychopath, then just get out of their way because the snake will destroy you and in all honesty that is exactly what the psychopath did in my workplace.
I believe the authors of this book are 'experts' in the field of socio/psych pathology. This book is a must read for all people in the workforce.

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This book both scared and intrigued me. Although I studied social psychology in my sociology studies, little about psychopaths was covered, so these readings of late really fascinate me. This book really describes someone I know. This book can give you bad dreams, and it does need to be read.
On page 51, the authors said that psychopaths "even lie to people who tell the truth." That's interesting because the psychopath I know does that. The book oddly praised Caesar, who is someone I am also intrigued about it, and I want to learn more about him. The book said Caesar was surely not a psychopath. That's good. The idea that "Psychopaths have no career goals" perplexes me, because aren't they suppose to crave power and thus seek to advance in a career to get more and more power. The authors did say something to the effect of "They may appear ambitious, but if something more exciting comes along, they will go for that."

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I got the books in perfect condition in 5 days. THEy are exactly as described Read full review


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if you work in corporate environment you will see things differently after reading this book. Read full review

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