Sunday, September 23, 2007
Confirming My Biases
Stories which confirm your biases are always a dangerous thing as it leads you to overlook confounding evidence, but this article still tickled my fancy because it confirmed two things which I've long believed but lacked decent empirical evidence to support.
- First, CEO (or President depending on the incorporation model) performance has an enormous impact on company performance.
- Second, the death of family members can either be traumatic or liberating depending on the context.
I should note that the stats are for Denmark and that the researchers don't think the mother-in-law effect was statistically significant, but it certainly is an interesting study.