5 CEOs who don't care what anyone thinks

They know what's right, don't sweat the numbers and don't really care about keeping shareholders happy. You should be glad they let you come along for the ride.

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Jun 24, 2014 7:53PM
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Funny the founder and former CEO of Costco wasn't mentioned.  He obviously didn't care what other's thought either.  Wall Street "experts" said he was paying his employees "too much" and it was devaluing his company.  His response was that he and the company had plenty of money and that the employees were the ones that made his success possible.  What a concept.
Jun 24, 2014 9:22PM
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**** Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook.  I hope I read a story of him being found living in a box on the street.  His company makes NOTHING and kills productivity and probably people in cars too.

I wouldn't sign up for Facebook if they were offering Gold bars.

Jun 24, 2014 7:13PM
Jun 24, 2014 7:29PM
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Ironically it's the Feds that are causing such a large income gap in our society.

Instead of providing REAL "shovel-ready jobs", the feds have set off and bailed out corporation after corporation with taxpayers' money.  As we speak they are bailing out corporations in the form of bonds being invested in the stock market, making stocks much stronger than they really are...  Can you say bubble?

Meanwhile all those who have money to invest have multiplied their investments on the back of taxpayers' money through the federal government.

Don't shun these CEOs for their wealth, shun our POS Federal Government!
Jun 24, 2014 9:26PM
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You don't have to be a billionaire to not care about what others think. That usually comes with maturing and age and a sense being comfortable with yourself.
Jun 24, 2014 10:13PM
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If you stop and really think about it there are a whole lot of people out that don't care what others think, I may be one myself!
Jun 24, 2014 7:22PM
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A good CEO should/does care what other's think. That's part of their job. The success of a company depends on good leadership. 

Most people are not going to be behind the wheel of a Tesla, so they market to a small group. Starbucks, well I don't care to much about that company anyway. Their mandate is put every pop and mom cafe out of business. So to hell with him. Facebook and Google primarily offer a service. Many other good and profitable companies are run by CEO's that market their company well. Those companies that are not doing well reflect on poor leadership. 
Jun 25, 2014 7:39AM
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Good for them. If you don't like it, don't invest in their company.
Jun 25, 2014 9:15AM
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One of my favorite sayings I got from my late boss while working for a major corporation as an entry level manager.  He told me "don't let someone else make you fail."  That was and remains one of the most valuable pieces of advice that I can think of.  This article proves that philosophy by highlighting those who simply refuse to kowtow to the wishes and demands of others.  These individuals have their own vision about the path forward and aren't afraid to follow their own instincts.  Only those who are insecure in their own abilities succumb to outside pressures and all too often ultimately fail as a result. 
Jun 25, 2014 9:58AM
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Since so many internet chats/articles now permit responses ONLY if you are on FACEBOOK or Twitter, etc., it's more accurate to say 'if you object to FACEBOOK/Twitter/texting/social media hegomony, the internet does not care what YOU think.
Jun 25, 2014 3:24PM
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Facebook is a criminal venture from the start with Zuckerberg hacking into private school and individual records and selling them to others. He is a hacker and should be prosecuted for it just as an ID thief is.
Jun 25, 2014 12:04AM
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 Do you know how much money I have invested with any of these CEOs? Absolutely, positively NOT ONE DAMN DIME! I don't care what they or anybody else thinks of it. Tesla is overpriced. I have never even seen one driven. Starbucks? I don't drink coffee, and why drink $5.00 coffee? As far as Facebook is concerned, Zuck can stick it! Anybody else can do whatever they want with stocks sold by elitists, it is your own money being used as toilet paper by smucks that should totally enlighten you.
Jun 25, 2014 1:22PM
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Sometimes I think it's a requirement of the job not to care what other people think.  To get to the top you most always have to step on some one. 
Jun 24, 2014 6:59PM
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Sounds like 5 companies you shouldn't do business with.
Jun 25, 2014 1:34PM
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Why is it about where they (CEO's) lead investors.

Doing cuts in insurance, pensions, 401K's, reducing wages and jobs, outsourcing jobs and importing cheaper labor, in order to show year over year high gains (To please investors) is the sign of a bad CEO who doesn't care about the investors or the economy in general. The CEO's taking these actions are not thinking long term. They are killing the middle class... the consumer market... and by doing so in the long term hurt the investors and the company. If the investors are demanding the year over year gains (which is unsustainable) then it is the investors that don't care. Investors need to invest in the economy long term and take into account the actions by companies that build the economy, make the company stronger and act ethically and morally to both people and the environment. It should be enough to maintain stable growth and receive dividends.

For the most part. CEO's don't care because most of them could retire for life on just 1 years wages, not to mention that Golden parachute!

Jun 24, 2014 8:05PM
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World = Moved by mixing concepts and opinions. What I can see 5 CEOs above are driven by ego of hypocrisy! :))
Jun 25, 2014 2:14PM
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lobbyists just as bad .....and congress
Jun 25, 2014 3:14PM
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Facebook was a criminal venture hacking into school and private records and selling them for a profit. Zuckerberg  should be in jail for his hacking not a respected or admired billionaire. he is proof that popularity can be the key to crime paying
Jun 25, 2014 3:41AM
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Why should they care a dog's cigar - they are self made. They can be anything they want to be; stop sounding like sour grapes.
Jun 24, 2014 9:51PM
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Small wonder that these guys have nothing to worry about. They are all big contributors to The Messiah and the Democrat Party. Therefore, they are completely free of government interference.
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