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2014-04-06 11:51:37 PM
1. Edward S. Lampert

There's a shocker.
 
2014-04-07 12:00:14 AM

fusillade762: 1. Edward S. Lampert

There's a shocker.


Only because Dick Fuld is unemployed.
 
2014-04-07 12:20:09 AM
Why does the link go to a page that has a link to see what this headline refers to? Just link the actual page, dummies.
 
2014-04-07 12:24:34 AM
game stop thing is easy to understand.

they're just pulling out all the profit they can before the whole thing folds.
 
2014-04-07 12:27:55 AM

jaylectricity: Why does the link go to a page that has a link to see what this headline refers to? Just link the actual page, dummies.


This is the second article I've clicked on Fark today that has done that. But now I want to write a review for my company on Galssdoor..
 
2014-04-07 12:57:29 AM

fusillade762: 1. Edward S. Lampert

There's a shocker.


He's that Ayn Rand piece of shiat, right?
 
2014-04-07 12:58:14 AM
List fails without Jamie Dimon, who runs that wretched bank called JPMorgan Chase.
 
2014-04-07 12:59:10 AM
oh, and wall street is just upset because their cut is small
 
2014-04-07 01:04:10 AM
So, somebody took a bunch of info from Glassdoor and made it into a slideshow.
 
2014-04-07 01:09:16 AM

Empty H: So, somebody took a bunch of info from Glassdoor and made it into a slideshow.


And it took two writers to do it!
 
2014-04-07 01:16:30 AM
In fairness, they were only reacting to the reports their subordinates decided they should hear.
 
2014-04-07 01:17:09 AM
What's that? I can't hear you from the top of this giant pile of money I'm making.
 
2014-04-07 01:19:45 AM
Why just current CEOs?  Any list of the worst CEOs really isn't complete without Czarly Fiorina ;)
 
2014-04-07 01:40:58 AM

ecmoRandomNumbers: fusillade762: 1. Edward S. Lampert

There's a shocker.

He's that Ayn Rand piece of shiat, right?


Yeah. The one that ran Sears into the ground.
 
2014-04-07 01:58:58 AM

SpinStopper: Why just current CEOs?  Any list of the worst CEOs really isn't complete without Czarly Fiorina ;)


What kills me is that when she was running for office on her business credentials, no one ever called her on it. I would have asked her point blank why we should elect her if she couldn't succeed at selling rebranded iPods in 2004.
 
2014-04-07 02:15:31 AM

Mentat: Only because Dick Fuld is unemployed.


Either vastly incompetent or criminal...or an incompetent criminal.
 
2014-04-07 02:57:52 AM
I can see the Libertarian crowd not finding any issues with these CEOs and their greed.
 
2014-04-07 04:05:15 AM
I finally got around to watching Boondock Saints. I'm a bit surprised no one has applied that formula in other ways.
 
2014-04-07 04:16:50 AM

fusillade762: ecmoRandomNumbers: fusillade762: 1. Edward S. Lampert

There's a shocker.

He's that Ayn Rand piece of shiat, right?

Yeah. The one that ran Sears into the ground.


He's only been there 2.5 years. Sears has been dug in since they cut back on the catalogue just as the internet was becoming a thing. Hell, read one of their old catalogues, they had the Amazon model first. Sell everything to everyone and count on the mail.
 
2014-04-07 04:25:28 AM
blogs.villagevoice.com
 
2014-04-07 06:35:29 AM

clancifer: I can see the Libertarian crowd not finding any issues with these CEOs and their greed.


Well, Libertarians practice a sort of "no true Scotsman" philosophy as regards capitalism. Whenever capitalism manifests it's evil, ugly side, they magically reclassify it as "crony capitalism", which they then classify as statist in nature, and thus construe all the evils of capitalism as "not-capitalism".
It's an impressive bit of mental gymnastics.
It's kind of like how people like to pretend that drunken pedophile Uncle Ernie isn't really part of the family.
 
2014-04-07 07:32:31 AM

jso2897: Well, Libertarians practice a sort of "no true Scotsman" philosophy as regards capitalism. Whenever capitalism manifests it's evil, ugly side, they magically reclassify it as "crony capitalism", which they then classify as statist in nature, and thus construe all the evils of capitalism as "not-capitalism".
It's an impressive bit of mental gymnastics.


Well, not in the least.

One key tenet of libertarian beliefs is that businesses should neither be taxed nor subsidized by government, as taxes on business are nothing more than government trying to hide its true cost by playing "stick it to The Man" rhetorical games while doing favors for those big businesses who play ball.

So it most certainly is crony capitalism. No magic required.

Instead, it makes more sense to tax individuals directly whenever possible. Greater transparency in taxation is also a libertarian tenet.
 
2014-04-07 07:52:31 AM
a.abcnews.com
 
2014-04-07 08:04:16 AM

Gulper Eel: jso2897: Well, Libertarians practice a sort of "no true Scotsman" philosophy as regards capitalism. Whenever capitalism manifests it's evil, ugly side, they magically reclassify it as "crony capitalism", which they then classify as statist in nature, and thus construe all the evils of capitalism as "not-capitalism".
It's an impressive bit of mental gymnastics.

Well, not in the least.

One key tenet of libertarian beliefs is that businesses should neither be taxed nor subsidized by government, as taxes on business are nothing more than government trying to hide its true cost by playing "stick it to The Man" rhetorical games while doing favors for those big businesses who play ball.

So it most certainly is crony capitalism. No magic required.

Instead, it makes more sense to tax individuals directly whenever possible. Greater transparency in taxation is also a libertarian tenet.


Corporations are people, my friends.
 
2014-04-07 08:11:47 AM

clancifer: Corporations are people, my friends.


Did you have a substantive rebuttal?
 
2014-04-07 08:15:55 AM
aubreymaeabbott.files.wordpress.com

All that money and just look at that butchered horror!

If I were allowed to become rich, I'd just go ahead and let my face sag and wrinkle in whatever way that nature intended. These Wildenstein freak faces do NOT make you look younger. They make you look vain and creepy.
 
2014-04-07 08:28:11 AM
Color me shocked: HuffPo printed a "worst of" list that includes minorities, women and foreigners. Prove to me that one of them's gay and I'll eat a bucket of shiat.
 
2014-04-07 08:36:26 AM

Gulper Eel: clancifer: Corporations are people, my friends.

Did you have a substantive rebuttal?


I'll bite: It is not necessary for distortions of the market caused by Government intervention to reveal the inherent weaknesses of a pure market.
 
2014-04-07 09:08:55 AM

SpinStopper: Why just current CEOs?  Any list of the worst CEOs really isn't complete without Czarly Fiorina ;)


Or Nardelli.
 
2014-04-07 09:24:56 AM
My broadcasting pals know this list fails without Lew Dickey.
 
2014-04-07 09:26:55 AM

Elvis Presleys Death Throne: Color me shocked: HuffPo printed a "worst of" list that includes minorities, women and foreigners. Prove to me that one of them's gay and I'll eat a bucket of shiat.


I hope you're hungry
 
2014-04-07 09:42:33 AM
"One store manager on Glassdoor advised upper management to "Get over yourselves. Get rid of Mike, revamp the board, bring on all new upper management from execs, directors, and RM's. Learn to pay employees a salary to actually live on.""

Are employees dying in the stores? I don't get it.
 
2014-04-07 09:51:33 AM
Should have waited on the last post to add these:

"Ursula Burns made headlines in 2009 when she became the first African-American woman CEO of a Fortune 500 company."

Affirmative action hires are generally unqualified and cause negative morale? You don't say.


"Forever 21 employees commented on Glassdoor that they receive minimum wage, often have to work late into the night and get very little time off."

It is almost like they're working a retail job... which are exclusively for people between the ages of 15 and 21.


"The company allegedly forced employees to reveal confidential medical information in order to be allowed sick days."

You had to bring in a doctor's note if you were sick? What does he think this is, a government job? Public school?
 
2014-04-07 09:54:39 AM

fusillade762: ecmoRandomNumbers: fusillade762: 1. Edward S. Lampert

There's a shocker.

He's that Ayn Rand piece of shiat, right?

Yeah. The one that ran Sears into the ground.


Correlation meet causation. Sears (along with JC Penny, etc) were all destined to tank during the depression/recession. Their products aren't really better than Kohl's or Target, but cost more. If you want something nice, you still go to Mens Warehouse or whatever. They're in a shrinking, pointless market.
 
2014-04-07 09:55:49 AM

clancifer: I can see the Libertarian crowd not finding any issues with these CEOs and their greed.


I always find it odd that leftists like throwing around "greed" so much. Must all be religious wackos. Greed is a religious term.
 
2014-04-07 09:57:21 AM

jso2897: clancifer: I can see the Libertarian crowd not finding any issues with these CEOs and their greed.

Well, Libertarians practice a sort of "no true Scotsman" philosophy as regards capitalism. Whenever capitalism manifests it's evil, ugly side, they magically reclassify it as "crony capitalism", which they then classify as statist in nature, and thus construe all the evils of capitalism as "not-capitalism".
It's an impressive bit of mental gymnastics.
It's kind of like how people like to pretend that drunken pedophile Uncle Ernie isn't really part of the family.


Pretty sure CNN, MSNBC, et al are the prime drivers of use around terms like crony capitalism. So you're arguing CNN and MSNBC are libertarians?
 
2014-04-07 11:16:52 AM

TV's Vinnie: [aubreymaeabbott.files.wordpress.com image 600x501]

All that money and just look at that butchered horror!

If I were allowed to become rich, I'd just go ahead and let my face sag and wrinkle in whatever way that nature intended. These Wildenstein freak faces do NOT make you look younger. They make you look vain and creepy.


I know and with all that money you could let yourself completly go and still bang hot women.
 
2014-04-07 11:21:28 AM

Bullseyed: Should have waited on the last post to add these:

"Ursula Burns made headlines in 2009 when she became the first African-American woman CEO of a Fortune 500 company."

Affirmative action hires are generally unqualified and cause negative morale? You don't say.



So, any minority or woman hired is because of affirmative action?  Jeezy creezy does that sound like a racist comment you just made.
 
2014-04-07 11:39:19 AM

Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: Bullseyed: Should have waited on the last post to add these:

"Ursula Burns made headlines in 2009 when she became the first African-American woman CEO of a Fortune 500 company."

Affirmative action hires are generally unqualified and cause negative morale? You don't say.


So, any minority or woman hired is because of affirmative action?  Jeezy creezy does that sound like a racist comment you just made.


If she were hired for skill, why is she failing so badly?

If you want to see a dark skinned woman hired for skill, check out Pepsi's CEO.
 
2014-04-07 12:43:29 PM

Bullseyed: fusillade762: ecmoRandomNumbers: fusillade762: 1. Edward S. Lampert

There's a shocker.

He's that Ayn Rand piece of shiat, right?

Yeah. The one that ran Sears into the ground.

Correlation meet causation. Sears (along with JC Penny, etc) were all destined to tank during the depression/recession. Their products aren't really better than Kohl's or Target, but cost more. If you want something nice, you still go to Mens Warehouse or whatever. They're in a shrinking, pointless market.


There was an article on fark a few months ago on what a complete clown this guy is. He has every department in sears compete against each other in a hunger games style of survival of the fittest. Sales departments have to buy their stock and advertising is done by which department pays the most for the ad space, giving us good deals on tools or lawn mowers for a Mother's Day sale. He set it up so the hardware department actually makes less money by selling craftsman tools, and appliance departments make less by selling kenmore brands, so this gets held against them for performance reviews. Most of this guy's policies are geared towards making everyone compete against everyone else, so a house divided can't stand. Sears may have been dying slowly, but he's feasting on the corpse.
 
2014-04-07 12:45:12 PM

Bullseyed: clancifer: I can see the Libertarian crowd not finding any issues with these CEOs and their greed.

I always find it odd that leftists like throwing around "greed" so much. Must all be religious wackos. Greed is a religious term.


While greed and selfishness often go hand-in-hand, they are different.  I think greed fits best in this example to describe libertarian doctrine.
 
2014-04-07 12:51:36 PM

mikieb: Bullseyed: fusillade762: ecmoRandomNumbers: fusillade762: 1. Edward S. Lampert

There's a shocker.

He's that Ayn Rand piece of shiat, right?

Yeah. The one that ran Sears into the ground.

Correlation meet causation. Sears (along with JC Penny, etc) were all destined to tank during the depression/recession. Their products aren't really better than Kohl's or Target, but cost more. If you want something nice, you still go to Mens Warehouse or whatever. They're in a shrinking, pointless market.

There was an article on fark a few months ago on what a complete clown this guy is. He has every department in sears compete against each other in a hunger games style of survival of the fittest. Sales departments have to buy their stock and advertising is done by which department pays the most for the ad space, giving us good deals on tools or lawn mowers for a Mother's Day sale. He set it up so the hardware department actually makes less money by selling craftsman tools, and appliance departments make less by selling kenmore brands, so this gets held against them for performance reviews. Most of this guy's policies are geared towards making everyone compete against everyone else, so a house divided can't stand. Sears may have been dying slowly, but he's feasting on the corpse.


He also spent a great deal of company revenue buying back stock.  His own portfolio looks fantastic, but now the Sears doesn't have money to maintain its buildings.  He is a vulture capitalist to the extent he'd make Mitt Romney blush.
 
2014-04-07 12:57:29 PM
Only 9? Man, there had to be some painful cuts to whittle down below 50.
 
2014-04-07 01:11:20 PM
Funny how they are all US based CEOs for the 'Worst in the World' list.

Bob Nardelli needs to be on the list.
 
2014-04-07 01:33:58 PM
Nice to see that the current head of NCR is continuing the company tradition of imperial leadership.

Even better that I no longer work for them.
 
2014-04-07 01:44:31 PM

Mad_Radhu: SpinStopper: Why just current CEOs?  Any list of the worst CEOs really isn't complete without Czarly Fiorina ;)

What kills me is that when she was running for office on her business credentials, no one ever called her on it. I would have asked her point blank why we should elect her if she couldn't succeed at selling rebranded iPods in 2004.


THANK YOU!!!

When I saw that she was running for office it was the first question I asked.  Why were people using the fact that she damn near killed the company she was CEO of as a positive thing?  It just made no sense.
 
2014-04-07 02:09:26 PM

Comic Book Guy: SpinStopper: Why just current CEOs?  Any list of the worst CEOs really isn't complete without Czarly Fiorina ;)

Or Nardelli.


He has the distinction of farking up two companies.
 
2014-04-07 03:45:34 PM

Bullseyed: Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: Bullseyed: Should have waited on the last post to add these:

"Ursula Burns made headlines in 2009 when she became the first African-American woman CEO of a Fortune 500 company."

Affirmative action hires are generally unqualified and cause negative morale? You don't say.


So, any minority or woman hired is because of affirmative action?  Jeezy creezy does that sound like a racist comment you just made.

If she were hired for skill, why is she failing so badly?

If you want to see a dark skinned woman hired for skill, check out Pepsi's CEO.


There are plenty of white male CEOs that do terribly, yet still you don't go spouting bigoted shiat in their direction.
 
2014-04-07 04:16:46 PM

clancifer: Bullseyed: clancifer: I can see the Libertarian crowd not finding any issues with these CEOs and their greed.

I always find it odd that leftists like throwing around "greed" so much. Must all be religious wackos. Greed is a religious term.

While greed and selfishness often go hand-in-hand, they are different.  I think greed fits best in this example to describe libertarian doctrine.


Not sure why you quoted me as you didn't address anything in my post. Unless you believe in God, there is no such thing as greed.
 
2014-04-07 04:16:55 PM
Can we go back to former CEOs?  This list is incomplete without Daniel Ustian.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/joannmuller/2012/08/31/navistar-starts-p ay ing-the-piper-for-its-costly-strategic-mistake/

[disclosure: I own Navistar stock]
 
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