Quote of the Day: Are Great Liars Powerful or Are the Powerful Great Liars? | 02.26.10

“I was shocked to see how beautiful the results are. I literally can say with total accuracy that high-powered liars are so good at lying that they look like truth-tellers in every way — physically, psychologically, emotionally, etc.”

~ Dana Carney, assistant professor of management at Columbia Business School, on the results of an unpublished study that shows that people in powerful positions have a knack for fibbing.

“I was shocked to see how beautiful the results are. I literally can say with total accuracy that high-powered liars are so good at lying that they look like truth-tellers in every way — physically, psychologically, emotionally, etc.”

~ Dana Carney, assistant professor of management at Columbia Business School, on the results of an unpublished study that shows that people in powerful positions have a knack for fibbing.

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