“It has been more profitable for us to bind together in the wrong direction than to be alone in the right one. Those who have followed the assertive idiot rather than the introspective wise person have passed us some of their genes. This is apparent from a social pathology: psychopaths rally followers.” – Nassim Nicholas Taleb,
The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable
And no not a introspective wise person, I have just opened my eyes and read.
Recommending the book, this time Taleb has no bloody relevant equations throughout.