Edward Mike Davis was the owner or Tiger Oil, an oil company operating in Houston during the 1970's. His irascible memos
have been an Internet sensation
for the past few years
Good things are not meant to last forever, and in 1980, Tiger Oil filed bankruptcy. Davis' hatred of people did not confine itself to the office, as this case
shows. Tiger Oil was in litigation in relation to the bankruptcy filing as late as 1989
posted by reenum
on Aug 3, 2010 -
In a series of sixteen advertisements screened in Japan, Tommy Lee Jones plays extraterrestrial 'Alien Jones', who has taken the form of a man to check on the world of humans, all the while drinking a Japanese brand of coffee named BOSS
. I have no idea how Tommy Lee Jones got talked into doing these advertisements, or why. And after watching them for yourself (1
), you probably won't either.
posted by Effigy2000
on Nov 23, 2008 -
is a user driven social content website that allows anonymous postings of stories about bosses.
posted by Fizz
on Jun 9, 2008 -
Boss Science: The Psychopathology of the modern American corporate leader.
The personality which wins the promotion game has dubious overlap with characteristics of effective leadership. Many organizational psychologists argue that the "emergent" boss is often a narcissist
who, because he "manages to act like he already is the boss," is "socially skilled at adjusting his personality," and is charismatic, rises and entrenches himself to the detriment of the organization. Some
, though, "extol the virtues of the narcissist’s selfishness, ethical blindness, and lack of empathy as indispensable to being an agent of change in a large corporation—or the world."
posted by shivohum
on Apr 8, 2007 -
Whack Your Boss. Finally, a place to express your rage without harming a soul. Whack your boss, here in cyberspace, so you don't have to. The challenge: Find
50 seven ways to leave whack your boss. [Flash]
posted by Ljubljana
on Nov 24, 2004 -
How can you tell if your boss is a psychopath?
"They have traits similar to ideal leaders. You would expect an ideal leader to be narcissistic, self-centred, dominant, very assertive, maybe to the point of being aggressive. Those things can easily be mistaken for the aggression and bullying that a psychopath would demonstrate. The ability to get people to follow you is a leadership trait, but being charismatic to the point of manipulating people is a psychopathic trait. They can sometimes be confused." (via null device)
posted by skallas
on Sep 21, 2001 -