2. Go ahead, embrace the “dark triad.” You know them—the ladder climbers, the rainmakers, the big names with the big books of business. You rail against their ruthlessness in public, but secretly, you admire them a little for getting what they want. It turns out you might be on to something. In the extreme, the dark triad of personality types—narcissistic, manipulative and antisocial—as defined by psychologists are highly disruptive, but in small doses, all three come with advantages you can leverage in your business. Manipulators are good negotiators. Narcissists are all-star idea pitchers and make great first impressions. Antisocial types are creative. It may be time to take a page from the dark side.
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4. Can Alan Mulally get Google’s self-driving cars out of the garage? Is automotive automation the next big investment opportunity? Well, Google’s getting serious about it. The tech giant just announced the appointment of former Ford Motor Co. CEO Alan Mulally to its board. The move comes less than two months after Google debuted the latest prototype of its driverless car. Mulally will surely bring his years of corporate and technical leadership to bear in Google’s campaign for autonomous vehicles, but who else from his manufacturing- and engineering-heavy network can he leverage as he helps redefine the automotive industry?