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hubris

, hybris
(in Greek tragedy) an excess of ambition, pride, etc., ultimately causing the transgressor's ruin
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In the question, he also enquires whether the Ministry of Health has an action plan to contain mythomania and hubris syndrome.
In today's stunningly complex financial system, hubris strangely has shifted into high gear.
Keywords: Executive hubris * Social influence * Cross-cultural comparison * Indigenous management * Chinese and US firms
But unlike Icarus, whose exercise of hubris led to his fatal plunge into the sea, the United States retains many strengths and resources.
Imperial Hubris offers a well-organized discussion of the problem of intelligence sharing, contending that agencies still don't work well with one another despite claims of progress.
Imperial Hubris begins with a clear, direct thesis that goes against the political conventional wisdom: contrary to popular belief, Osama bin Laden and his followers are not attacking America for what America is, or what America thinks, but instead for what America does.
A deftly researched, deadly serious warning of the clear and present dangers of America's current uncontrolled national hubris.
When a century full of revolutions and scientific hubris threatened the world, a sign was given that life begins at conception.
The authors assert that although these are the most pressing concerns facing the world, most people ignore them in an act of hubris reminiscent of that of the Mesopetamians.
Management that engages in deceptive accounting practices or fraudulent financial reporting often exhibits high levels of arrogance, pride, greed, and hubris.
Lest you interpret this dire conclusion as the hubris of an environmental activist, you need only to review the record of this accomplished New York Times reporter of 30 years.
The same hubris and ego that leads him to believe he could launch another national newspaper ($200 million in losses and counting) leads him to value words and ideas.