“Evil people, dictators, mass murderers, and some master thieve shave used the same principles that the truly successful employ. They, too, are driven toward a goal. Some are extremely successful at achieving great fortunes, or mass killings and destruction, which in their world is considered tremendous success.

One such individual was Pablo Emilio Escobar. Escobar was a Colombian drug lord and leader of one of the most powerful criminal organizations ever built. He was born in 1949, and by the 1980s, he controlled a vast empire of drugs. He made billions of dollars, was once listed as the seventh richest man in the world, and was said to have been responsible for thousands of murders. At the age of forty-four, in 1993,
he was shot dead by police.

Was it a great mind gone wrong? If channeled correctly, motivated properly, and maybe shown more love, could he have been a brilliant success for the good of humanity?

Many other people have performed fantastically evil deeds. There must be some extraordinary talent deep within the recesses of a mind filled with evil—a talent that could have done much good but, for some reason, bent toward evil.

Some killers or master thieves are so consumed with their own goals of greed or murder or fraud that they are motivated to work until they have “succeeded.” One such intensely driven man was Bernard L. Madoff, an affable and charismatic investment genius who, over a period of more than twenty years, swindled thousands of investors out of more
than $50 billion. He was so smooth at what he did, so brilliant in deceit, that no one ever knew he was stealing mega billions. He was evil in the worst possible meaning of the word, but he was motivated—he was driven. Destroying the financial lives of thousands, many of whom were senior citizens, didn’t faze him. In the end, he merely smiled, not caring about what he had done.

I could only wonder: What if he had just applied his talents in a
more useful way?

“The evil that men do lives after them; the good is oft interred with
their bones.
—William Shakespeare (1564-1616), English poet and playwright
C- 2012 John Paul Carinci from the book: An All-Consuming Desire To Succeed

Author's Bio: 

John Paul Carinci has been a successful insurance executive and president of Carinci Insurance Agency, Inc., for 35 years.

John is also an author, songwriter, poet, and CEO of Better Off Dead Productions, Inc., a movie production company.
As a worldwide published author, some of John’s other works include: The Power of Being Different, In Exchange of Life, Share Your Mission #5, A Second Chance , The Psychic Boy Detective, Better Off Dead, Better Off Dead In Paradise, and A Gift from Above.

John is also co-writer of the screenplays: Better Off Dead, A Second Chance, and Better Off Dead in Paradise, which were all adapted from his novels, and may one day be produced as motion pictures.

John’s first self-help book, The Power of Being Different, has been translated and published in many foreign countries.

John latest self-help book: An All-Consuming Desire To Succeed, has just received very favorable reviews and is now available for sale.