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(Washington Post)   To your left: The five worst CEOs of 2012. To your right: little known, indy CEOs who were far worse. You probably haven't heard of them   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 38
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2013-01-11 10:09:23 AM
I expected the guy from Zynga and Best Buy, also expected the folks from AIG, Goldman Sachs and or HP
 
2013-01-11 10:15:29 AM
It may be baseless, but I still hate Reed Hastings, and I think he should have been replaced long ago.
 
2013-01-11 10:24:08 AM
No Jamie "Tempest in a teapot" Dimon?
 
2013-01-11 10:25:43 AM
That guy from Zynga, I mean he's not a "CEO". Sure that was his title, but he didn't rise through the business ranks and finally attain the Chief role in the company. It's like calling Mark zuckerberg a CEO. Sure that's what his business card says, but he's not a "CEO" in reality. He just happens to fill that role, and isn't representative of the role in general.

The Best Buy guy however, he fits. And I agree, he's a failure of gigantic proportions.
 
2013-01-11 10:44:22 AM
The CEO at my old company told us to not go to the bathroom so much and to hold it as much as we could. Serious. She is batshiat insane
 
2013-01-11 10:44:39 AM

sure haven't: That guy from Zynga, I mean he's not a "CEO". Sure that was his title, but he didn't rise through the business ranks and finally attain the Chief role in the company. It's like calling Mark zuckerberg a CEO. Sure that's what his business card says, but he's not a "CEO" in reality. He just happens to fill that role, and isn't representative of the role in general.


Photo caption is wrong, let me fix that: "An illustration of Zynga Chief Executive Mark Pincus is seen at the "All Things D-Bag" conference..."

But you're right. Mark Zuckerberg stopped running Facebook the moment the first angel investors dropped cash into the business. Some other team picks up the operational aspects, allowing ZB the free time to play hockey in the parking lot with his bros be the amazing visionary that he is.
 
2013-01-11 10:55:00 AM

machoprogrammer: The CEO at my old company told us to not go to the bathroom so much and to hold it as much as we could. Serious. She is batshiat insane


Please you think that is bad. The CEO of the last company I worked for did not want to put any wear on the imported french rugs that he had brought in to line the hall leading to the executive wash room. He had us all lay on the ground and he would literally walk on us on his way to the bathroom. The worst part... he did not wash his hands afterwards and did not flush after a deuce.
 
2013-01-11 10:57:53 AM
What about the head of AIG, for actively financing terror attacks against the US?
 
2013-01-11 11:13:31 AM

Saiga410: machoprogrammer: The CEO at my old company told us to not go to the bathroom so much and to hold it as much as we could. Serious. She is batshiat insane

Please you think that is bad. The CEO of the last company I worked for did not want to put any wear on the imported french rugs that he had brought in to line the hall leading to the executive wash room. He had us all lay on the ground and he would literally walk on us on his way to the bathroom. The worst part... he did not wash his hands afterwards and did not flush after a deuce.


Psh.... we're forced to have FoxNews on all clinic TVs.
 
2013-01-11 11:19:46 AM

Lost Thought 00: What about the head of AIG, for actively financing terror attacks against the US?


HSBC?
 
2013-01-11 11:21:42 AM

Saiga410: machoprogrammer: The CEO at my old company told us to not go to the bathroom so much and to hold it as much as we could. Serious. She is batshiat insane

Please you think that is bad. The CEO of the last company I worked for did not want to put any wear on the imported french rugs that he had brought in to line the hall leading to the executive wash room. He had us all lay on the ground and he would literally walk on us on his way to the bathroom. The worst part... he did not wash his hands afterwards and did not flush after a deuce.


I fail to see the problem. I'm sure he was not walking on you with his hands and its not like little peons like you have a key to the executive washroom. You just sound like any run of the mill malcontent.
 
2013-01-11 11:23:37 AM
Came for Brian Dunn at #1, leaving satisfied.

Sad thing is, you know he will show up somewhere else by some company who thinks, "Well, he may have led his former company into the toilet even though there was no serious competition in his sector, decided on a policy of hiring morons in blue shirts when the only potential added-value his company offered was customer service, killed his company's share prices, bought back shares in his company even as their price was sinking and cost the company even more money, and been forced to resign after farking a subordinate on the company time and the company time, but, goddamnit, the guy has EXPERIENCE!"
 
2013-01-11 11:24:27 AM
CEO of the last company I worked for laid off thousands of workers, then bought 30 Million dollar private jets and hired full time limo drivers for herself.

Business is a cold place if you aren't at the top and American labor protections are shiat.
 
2013-01-11 11:26:28 AM

The Third Man: Came for Brian Dunn at #1, leaving satisfied.

Sad thing is, you know he will show up somewhere else by some company who thinks, "Well, he may have led his former company into the toilet even though there was no serious competition in his sector, decided on a policy of hiring morons in blue shirts when the only potential added-value his company offered was customer service, killed his company's share prices, bought back shares in his company even as their price was sinking and cost the company even more money, and been forced to resign after farking a subordinate on the company time and the company time, but, goddamnit, the guy has EXPERIENCE!"


Devil you know vs. Devil you don't.
 
2013-01-11 11:51:09 AM

hungryhungryhorus: The Third Man: Came for Brian Dunn at #1, leaving satisfied.

Sad thing is, you know he will show up somewhere else by some company who thinks, "Well, he may have led his former company into the toilet even though there was no serious competition in his sector, decided on a policy of hiring morons in blue shirts when the only potential added-value his company offered was customer service, killed his company's share prices, bought back shares in his company even as their price was sinking and cost the company even more money, and been forced to resign after farking a subordinate on the company time and the company time, but, goddamnit, the guy has EXPERIENCE!"

Devil you know vs. Devil you don't.


Hey, it takes a special kind of talent that you don't find every day to be able to manage a company like Best Buy. That is why they get more than the rest of the plebes out there. Talent.
 
2013-01-11 11:55:07 AM

hungryhungryhorus: CEO of the last company I worked for laid off thousands of workers, then bought 30 Million dollar private jets and hired full time limo drivers for herself.

Business is a cold place if you aren't at the top and American labor protections are shiat.


Sounds like you were an HP'er under Fiorina's regime.
 
2013-01-11 12:03:29 PM

BeatrixK: hungryhungryhorus: CEO of the last company I worked for laid off thousands of workers, then bought 30 Million dollar private jets and hired full time limo drivers for herself.

Business is a cold place if you aren't at the top and American labor protections are shiat.

Sounds like you were an HP'er under Fiorina's regime.


Nope, different company. It's kind of funny how ubiquitous that type of behavior is when I can throw out information like that and people still don't know which company and CEO.
 
2013-01-11 12:15:05 PM

BeatrixK: hungryhungryhorus: CEO of the last company I worked for laid off thousands of workers, then bought 30 Million dollar private jets and hired full time limo drivers for herself.

Business is a cold place if you aren't at the top and American labor protections are shiat.

Sounds like you were an HP'er under Fiorina's regime.


Hey, I was going to ask if he, too, worked for Meg?
 
2013-01-11 12:15:44 PM

Stone Meadow: Hey, I was going to ask if he, too, worked for Meg at eBay?

 
2013-01-11 12:20:29 PM

Stone Meadow: Stone Meadow: Hey, I was going to ask if he, too, worked for Meg at eBay?


lol, wrong again. Sounds like we have the workings of a support group here though. Meet at the bar?
 
2013-01-11 12:20:32 PM

hungryhungryhorus: Lost Thought 00: What about the head of AIG, for actively financing terror attacks against the US?

HSBC?


Yes, right, I don't know how I could have gotten my evil faceless banking corps confused
 
2013-01-11 12:26:28 PM

hungryhungryhorus: Sounds like we have the workings of a support group here though. Meet at the bar?


It's FRIDAY!!!

Paul & Eddie's in Cupertino or Sports Page in Mt View? ;^)
 
2013-01-11 01:14:51 PM
Why isn't the CEO of Groupon on this list? Andrew Mason refused the buyout offer from Google and has presided over a 70% decline in the stock price since the IPO. He's a total crap sack.
 
2013-01-11 01:47:34 PM

yawn_stretch: Why isn't the CEO of Groupon on this list? Andrew Mason refused the buyout offer from Google and has presided over a 70% decline in the stock price since the IPO. He's a total crap sack.


Google buyout would have still screwed them, since google wanted to look at their books first...

And their books were bullshiat.
 
2013-01-11 02:02:45 PM
Thomas G. Grudnowski, who took over Fair, Isaac (known for your FICO score) in 1999 after being chosen in a CEO Search run by Andersen Consulting (now Accenture), which not very coincidentally, he worked for. On his first day with FICO, shows up wearing an Andersen Consulting polo shirt (Hey, way to show loyalty to your new company!). Moved HQ to Minneapolis after promising to move his own ass to California, then moved HQ to downtown Minneapolis because it was closer to his house AND he would no longer be anywhere near his underlings. Had company buy private jet because he didn't like flying with peons. Layed off everyone of consequence or pushed them out the door, filled spots with his long time cronies. Gutted Research.

But hey, Wall Street favorite because all these cuts were driving up the stock price!

After he left in 2006, the new CEO had to publicly apologise, stating that the company had lost ALL of it's people skills and research capabilities under this clown.
 
2013-01-11 02:29:04 PM

Lost Thought 00: What about the head of AIG, for actively financing terror attacks against the US?


He made a shiat ton of money on it, and only had to pay a fine as a result.

That is not a bad CEO, that is a good CEO.
 
2013-01-11 02:57:49 PM
The guy who runs the company that I work for is a total douchebag. He spends his days on Fark, hardly does anything to contribute to the company, and siphons off company funds to make improvements to his own homes.

/Self-employed
 
2013-01-11 03:32:36 PM

Gough: The guy who runs the company that I work for is a total douchebag. He spends his days on Fark, hardly does anything to contribute to the company, and siphons off company funds to make improvements to his own homes.

/Self-employed


you should quite and make that guy do his own work
 
2013-01-11 04:09:37 PM

Philip Francis Queeg: No Jamie "Tempest in a teapot" Dimon?


Dimon is a great CEO for the shareholders. However, in the years after he took over from Bill Harrison, Dimon has been cutting employee benefits left and right. I just heard from my old boss a few months ago. He said that last January, JPM announced record profits ($17bn) but then in February held raises at 2% because "Europe was soft." Chase used to take care of its employees. We got stock options and bonuses and and whatnot. If the company did well, it would trickle down to us peons. But not under Jamie Dimon. I so don't miss that shiathole.
 
2013-01-11 04:26:07 PM

Mike Chewbacca: Dimon is a great CEO for the shareholders.


I wouldn't consider lying to the shareholders about massive losses until after the CEOs massive pay package is approved as doing a great job for them.
 
2013-01-11 05:31:36 PM
Do Commander in Chiefs count?
 
2013-01-11 06:16:07 PM

Saiga410: machoprogrammer: The CEO at my old company told us to not go to the bathroom so much and to hold it as much as we could. Serious. She is batshiat insane

Please you think that is bad. The CEO of the last company I worked for did not want to put any wear on the imported french rugs that he had brought in to line the hall leading to the executive wash room. He had us all lay on the ground and he would literally walk on us on his way to the bathroom. The worst part... he did not wash his hands afterwards and did not flush after a deuce.


I heard he also would just heel it down the drain of the shower.
 
2013-01-11 06:31:09 PM
Subby: To your right: little known, indy CEOs who were far worse. You probably haven't heard of them

Are they from Canada?
/Obscure?
 
2013-01-11 07:02:24 PM

loonatic112358: Gough: The guy who runs the company that I work for is a total douchebag. He spends his days on Fark, hardly does anything to contribute to the company, and siphons off company funds to make improvements to his own homes.

/Self-employed

you should quite and make that guy do his own work


I would, but there's a family connection. He's married to my wife.
 
2013-01-11 08:41:11 PM

Gough: loonatic112358: Gough: The guy who runs the company that I work for is a total douchebag. He spends his days on Fark, hardly does anything to contribute to the company, and siphons off company funds to make improvements to his own homes.

/Self-employed

you should quite and make that guy do his own work

I would, but there's a family connection. He's married to my wife.


So not only does he screw you over, he screws the wife over?
 
2013-01-12 03:16:02 AM

Lost Thought 00: What about the head of AIG, for actively financing terror attacks against the US?


sure he did, but were the investments profitable? Some people will throw a CEO under the bus just because of a little light serious treason.
 
2013-01-12 11:06:31 AM

Antifun: Lost Thought 00: What about the head of AIG, for actively financing terror attacks against the US?

sure he did, but were the investments profitable? Some people will throw a CEO under the bus just because of a little light serious treason.


That was not AIG. They are an insurance corporation.

HSBC is a bank.

Slightly different industries.
 
2013-01-13 07:24:37 AM
www.tonistechblog.com

Seriously, fark? I figured he'd be at the top of the list...
 
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