I came across this article. Organisational Sociopaths: rarely challenged, often promoted. Why?
Why indeed? After reading this, you can see how the economic collapse happened. Not only are people promoted to their level of incompetence but the way large companies are set up, they reward pathological behaviour. Managerial decision-making suffers from unhealthy symptoms, due to over-complexity, slefishness, and rewards systems that encourage narcisstic behaviours.
I'm currently reading Jasper Kent's 'Twelve'. It's set during Bonaparte's Russian campaign. Desperate Russians hire vampires to help defeat the advancing French, with predictable results. (Having said that I'm enjoying the book. It has a real sense of time and place).
How does someone like Bonaparte view the world?
If a psychologist interviewed Napoleon Bonaparte, he'd be declared dangerously delusional. Yet, this is the stuff, plot conflict is made of.