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Hubris syndrome & two national institutions

NSE and IL&FS- the two egregious examples of hubris syndrome

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Debashis Basu
David Owen, former foreign secretary of the UK and founder of the Social Democratic Party, was educated as a physician and studied neurology. With this academic training, he has been a keen observer of personality disorders, especially among leaders. He has come up with a theory called the Hubris Syndrome. It is a “disorder of the possession of power, particularly power which has been associated with overwhelming success, held for a period of years and with minimal constraint on the leader”, explains Mr Owen. The syndrome manifests itself in recklessness, lack of attention to detail, massive ego and self-confidence, and
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First Published: Oct 29 2018 | 1:39 AM IST

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