Anti-Hero

The antihero or antiheroine is a leading character in a film, book or play who lacks the traditional heroic qualities such as idealism, courage, nobility, fortitude, moral goodness, and altruism.[citation needed]Whereas the classical hero is larger than life, antiheroes are typically inferior to the reader in intelligence, dynamism or social purpose, giving rise to what Robbe-Grillet called “these heroes without naturalness as without identity”. The term is also used more broadly to cover Byronic heroes as well.
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    … a belief that much of the real innovation with how technology can transform what we do is being done within the public sector, I’m hopeful that this book might start to unpack why that is true and what we can learn and apply in other sectors. The most important books of 2014 for me were “The Second Machine Age” and “Big Data”. Both were profoundly…

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  • Managing Reputation When Everything Leaks

    … fans many Americans do not view him favorably. Perhaps that impact is being felt, as his most recent cover story on Wired! showed a more conciliatory “anti-hero.” More than anything, I expect gaffes to become increasingly common. That in turn desensitizes their impact on people and companies alike, particularly if companies handle them in a timely, ethical manner. What do you think about our everything leaks digital reality? Image: Frederik Linge, Darla, Ken Lund, Mike Mozart (Creative Commons) …

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