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Is testosterone to blame?

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Would we have been better off with Lehman Sisters, rather than Lehman Brothers?

Check out this video snippet from ABC News.

Researchers at Cambridge University tested the saliva of male traders and found that their testosterone levels shot up when they made a lot of money, causing them to react faster, act aggressively and make reckless decisions. Women, on the other hand, release a hormone called oxytocin, which causes them to act more cautiously under stress.

We’d like to hear from entrepreneurs – male and female – on whether you think it would have made a smidgen of difference if more women had been at the top.

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