Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Secret of Success

Men who grow up thinking women should stay at home may be labelled "old-fashioned" - but could end up well ahead in the salary stakes.

A US study, published in the Journal of Applied Psychology, suggests that they will consistently out-earn more "modern-thinking" men.

On average, this meant an extra $8,500 (£4,722) a year.

BBC NEWS | Health | Men with sexist views 'earn more'

This explains the success of Islamic finance! For the "old-fashioned" they perceive the world in white and black so I guess the decision making process for them is much easier. This makes them better decision makers, even when wrong, and therefore earn more. While those who are liberal minded see the different aspects of an issue and the decision making process is much harder, even though they are closer to reality. That's why they make better writers and artist; less so business people. That is at least my theory to explain the income gap.

3 comments:

Beyond Q8iya said...

and which is more important?

I choose the quality of a man over his income generation any day. The liberal minded who has the mental capacity to weigh each angle can do more ultimately.
He can become a politician, a writer, a leader of change, and manage a business simultaneously, leading to a higher sense of fulfillment, a colorful social circle and the the gratification from living a well rounded life

Zaydoun said...

No wonder I'm not a billionaire

DALL said...

Here's a mental loop:

1. Being a conservative, I succeed
2. Being a conservative, I do not believe in women pursuing their careers
3. Being a woman who aims to succeed in her career, I turn into a conservative, and I quit!

What the hell? hahahaha