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Seven Signs of The Greed Syndrome (2016)

Manfred Kets de Vries

"Insatiable desire for more can be destructive"

It is said that without greed we would still be living in caves but, left unchecked, the insatiable desire for more and better material things can be destructive.

INSEAD Knowledge, 2016

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