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Erotic Capital:The Power of Attraction in the Boardroom and the Bedroom by Catherine Hakim

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CHAPTER 1
What Is Erotic Capital?
Attractive people stand out. People notice them, are drawn to them, are well-disposed toward them. President Barack Obama has many talents, is clever and highly educated, but it is very likely that being handsome, slim, fit, and smartly dressed also contributed to his becoming the first African-American president of the United States. It hasn’t hurt that his wife, Michelle, also ticks all the boxes. Elizabeth Taylor was a luminous beauty from childhood and lit up the screen for decades. Men always found her attractive, and over her long life she married (and divorced) seven different men.
Exceptional beauty, fitness, and social skills have universal appeal. The Chinese actress Gong Li is one of the great beauties ...

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