09.07.10

New member in the CEO club

Posted in at 6:13 by RjZ

Back in this review of Nassim Talib’s Fooled by Randomness I mentioned the CEO Club.

Well, here’s a pretty good example of it again. Mr. Hurd admits to serious enough ethics failures that he leaves HP and once he’s gone, widespread stories claim HP’s recent success may not have so much to do with him after all (they would say that, wouldn’t they?) Meanwhile, looks like questionable performance and ethics failures don’t bother Oracle at all; once you’re in the CEO club it’s pretty hard to get kicked out.

Maybe it’s just HP. Former CEO Ms. Fiorina was elected to several company boards once she got canned for almost driving a world renowned brand name in technology into the dirt, and is currently running for senator of California.

1 Comment »

  1. Traveling Hypothesis » Exceptional Steve Jobs said,

    November 29, 2011 at 17:22

    [...] written about the CEO club on more than one occasion. The CEO club is my name for the concept that we give extra credit to CEOs for the work [...]

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