Latest Max Weber Stories
Martin Luther King, John F. Kennedy, Churchill all had the ability to enrapture those who heard them speak. What was their special gift? We know it as charisma, but how did they achieve it?
Research from the Centre for Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy (CAGE) at the University of Warwick suggests the 19th Century ‘protestant work ethic’ could have given the economies of northern Europe a head start on their southern neighbors, and is still shaping popular northern European feeling that rankles against bailing out struggling southerners.
How do you measure charisma? That's the question UT professor Kenneth Levine seeks to answer. Much has been written in business management textbooks and self-help guides about the role that personal charisma plays in leadership. But according to a newly published study co-authored by Levine, a University of Tennessee, Knoxville, communications studies professor, until recently no one was able to describe and measure charisma in a systematic way. Levine said the large amount of academic...
NEW YORK, March 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Representing a broad coalition of legal, real estate, consumer and free market leadership throughout the state, the New York Taxpayers for Economic Justice today announced its formation, spurred by a proposal to create a state-run title insurance bureaucracy subsidized by the taxpayer. Steven Day, Senior Vice President for the Fidelity National Title Group, speaking for the coalition stated, "Simply put, this proposal now being considered would endanger an...
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