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Annual "Worst CEO" List Released 121

angry tapir writes "Zynga's Mark Pincus made the annual 'Worst CEOs' list compiled by Dartmouth College professor Sydney Finkelstein. Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook and Andrew Mason of Groupon received dishonorable mentions. Zuckerberg earned his dishonorable mention on the list partly due to his 'hoodie mentality.'"
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Annual "Worst CEO" List Released

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  • Missing names (Score:5, Insightful)

    by zooblethorpe ( 686757 ) on Thursday January 10, 2013 @03:24AM (#42543333)

    Where the hell is Elop? I would have thought that cratering the company you're running would count something towards being a bad CEO.

    And shouldn't Ballmer at least rate a dishonorable mention?


  • Re:Missing names (Score:5, Insightful)

    by Patch86 ( 1465427 ) on Thursday January 10, 2013 @04:26AM (#42543549)

    The two "dishonourable mentions" called out in TFA were both for the reason "I don't like their attitude". For Zuckerberg it was his "hoodie mentality" and acting like a "hacker", and for Mason it was his "frat boy" attitude.

    Seeing as Ballmer wears a suit, and could never be described as having a "hacker" demeanour, I imagine he's A-OK by the author.

  • Re:Methodology (Score:1, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday January 10, 2013 @08:17AM (#42544325)

    Finkelstein, you are yet another example of "those who can't do, teach" - how many multimillion dollar companies have you created? When you edge out all of the people on the "richest people on earth" list, maybe someone will listen to your bullshit rants.

      "...dishonorable mention on the list partly due to his "hoodie mentality...", "...when it comes to running a multibillion-dollar company, you have to behave a certain way...", "...not shown the proper respect...",

    Got any more examples of what an ass you are?

  • Re:Methodology (Score:5, Insightful)

    by RabidReindeer ( 2625839 ) on Thursday January 10, 2013 @09:22AM (#42544673)

    His Methodology is complete and utter crap. Company growth should be included, but also look at the long term strategy, customer satisfaction, employee satisfaction or employee turnover rate.

    I think Brian Driscoll of Hostess needs to be on that list as well as Leo Apotheker, not because he was a CEO this year, but because he failed so bad at it last year.

    Nobody gives a rat's rear about the long term. Get the most money you can as fast as possible, pass it out in fat raises and bonuses to the upper tiers, then watch them all flee for greener pastures.

    No point in measuring for anyone's satisfaction or the company's long-term prosperity. That kind of stuff went out with the 20th Century. Not enough holdouts to be worth considering.

  • Re:Missing names (Score:4, Insightful)

    by 1s44c ( 552956 ) on Thursday January 10, 2013 @09:40AM (#42544815)

    Elop really did destroy a great company with great products. I agree he should be on that list.

    Ballmer really hasn't done anything, good or bad. Plus Microsoft stagnating is good for everyone except Microsoft and their shareholders.

  • Re:Missing names (Score:2, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday January 10, 2013 @11:55AM (#42546503)

    Seems to be a worst CEO of US-based companies list. Nokia is Finnish. Also, Nokia is Finished :drumroll:.

    I think you mean :rimshot:

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