Malcolm Gladwell on Bear Sterns

Malcolm Gladwell wrote a New Yorker article on the psychology of overconfidence that accompanies Wall Street CEO types, focusing specifically on Bear Sterns and its ousted CEO Jimmy Cayne.


  1. I went into this expecting an article along the lines of the Rolling Stone article on Goldman Sachs, but this in fact focuses more on popular psychology and the triggers that lead to wild overconfidence in the business world.

    Interested to hear your thoughts before I give mine.

  2. Got the link working now, sorry about that