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The Sociopathic Business Model™

Mental Illness Not Usually Linked to Crime; Sociopaths are Not Mentally Ill

There is a very clear distinction between those who suffer from mental illness such as bipolar disorders, major depression, or schizophrenia disorders and those who have an antisocial personality disorders called psychopaths or sociopaths (used interchangeably).  Yet they're often unfairly and incorrectly lumped into the same...

Medicare Chief Jonathan Blum & The Sociopathic Business Model™

April 22, 2014 Who didn't see this coming?  Frankly, I didn't think it would happen so swiftly though.    Jonathan Blum, CMS Principal Deputy Administrator (Medicare/Medicaid’s department's highest position) who helped oversee the unprecedented release earlier this month of detailed Medicare payment data for 880,000 physicians which also showed that 2% of...

The Publishing Industry and The Sociopathic Business Model™

  Is it really a Bestseller? It turns out to be true you can't judge a book by its cover.  Much like the celebrities who purchase Twitter followers or Facebook 'Likes,' to give the appearance of popularity to leverage endorsement deals, some in the publishing industry are...

Wharton’s Take on Quotas & The Sociopathic Business Model™

April 18, 2014 When the word 'quota' is mentioned  to anyone in sales expect a varied range of emotions and responses. It usually depends on two factors:  1.  Is the quota fair and  2.  How close is the rep to 'hitting' or achieving their monthly, quarterly,...

IS YOUR BUSINESS A BULLY?

The word bully is getting a lot of play in the media.  Kids on the school playground, to most recently, Jonathan Martin, of the Miami Dolphins and NFL fame, accusing a teammate of being a bully, all used the new buzz word. The problem is bigger than the...

Johnson & Johnson Spin UnSpun Mentor’s PurTox Edition

  UPDATED: Perhaps Botox is on the Block And:  Mentor announced a collaberation agreement with Valeant on July 2, 2103 Per the terms of the agreement, Mentor and Medicis will form a joint physician loyalty program called the M2VP Program (Medicis-Mentor Valued Partner Program), which will include the...

Phew! Johnson & Johnson’s Q1 Profits up 8% DESPITE Billions in Lawsuits

Johnson & Johnson Q1 profits are up 8% in part because of new drugs and cutting production and administrative expenses (does that mean job loss for people?) despite: Johnson & Johnson - confirmed destroying files in mesh cases Topamax causes BIRTH DEFECT Johnson & Johnson liable Johnson & Johnson...