What role does the audience’s misplaced laughter and applause have in legitimising Dick’s behaviours and is it possible that previous audiences have contributed to the development of these behaviours?
Dick Fuld, hero, villain, or victim of his own hubris?
You can make your own mind up but Dick didn’t achieve this all on his own. He behaves this way on camera because it has became a normalised behaviour and the environmental/situational factors interacting with Dick’s personality traits weren’t strong enough to curtail the unacceptable excesses of his personality. To better appreciate this we need to look more widely, at the roles of: legislators, regulators, board members, investors, Dick’s past role-models and all of the people that applauded and rewarded his excesses and helped form his behaviours, and wider society that is so invested in the questionable ideal of success at any cost.
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