Bizarre habits of 9 obsessive CEOs
Eccentricity is not necessarily a disqualifying factor in the climb to the corner office. Check out some industry standouts and their fixations.
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Great! Now millions of children will be browbeaten by their parents into acting just like these nuts. Try to understand, bizarre behavior is a symptom of genius, it doesn't create it.
Genius always exacts a price.
I find it a little dismaying to find so many insisting marijuana is harmless. No it isn't. Neither is alcohol, neither are cigarettes, nor are a LOT of legal things on the market. Marijuana IS capable of causing damage to a body. If we could just stop THAT part of the idiocy that would help. I'm okay with someone going to a bar to drink, even to get drunk, so long as I don't have to be subjected to the drunkenness or the drink. This leads me to problem number 2:
I am ALLERGIC to marijuana. You smoke it, you blow it my way, I can't breathe. so it HAS to be limited in the ways that cigarettes are limited. (which I'm also allergic to.) Nor should it be allowed in contiguous apartments, as neighbors smoking in their apartment put it into MY ventilation system. They didn't pay for my trip to the emergency room.
You may legalize it all you want, but it's STILL going to cost someone a job if their hair sample or urine sample comes up with it in the drug tests for job hires. Even if they DIDN'T smoke it. All it takes is to be in the same room. Not to mention DHS messes if the KIDS test positive for it due to secondhand smoke. Buy hey, so long as it's legal, and hey, it's 100% safe, no harm whatsoever in getting high. No way it can impair driving, right?
Marijuana smokers, just frigging SAY you want to smoke it (or eat in brownies or cookies or whatever), but don't push the B.S. about it being completely harmless. WRONG. STupid does NOT get anyone points in the argument.
I find Marth Stewart to be completely objectionable. She has made millions of women feel inferior because they don't comply with her "ideal". Not every woman is going to make everything from scratch, raise goats to make their own cheese, or whatever standard she is trying to portray. Her prison sentence was a joke and I will not buy anything that has the Marth Stewart name on it!
And Trump? Top As+hole, hands down.
1) A tenth candidate to this list of eccentric CEOs would be Henry Ford. I discovered Henry Ist during my childhood and viewed him as a sort of hero. Indeed, he had several virtues, but he also harbored several vices.
HIs virtues included a true desire to build vehicles, and sometimes airplanes, that would serve well his customer base, farmers and people of average means. He made the Ford car to be the poor man's vehicular friend. His designs were geared toward simplicity, ruggedness, usefulness, and serviceability. For this he was criticized as a stuck-in-the-mud fogey who resisted "progress." However, today's convoluted contraptions with transmissions that can't go 80K miles without a $2,500+ rebuild make Henry's simple cars look pretty good. Subordinates described his quirky proceedings for product development and testing, especially with the brilliantly conceived but early-on bug-infested single casting flathead V-8.
His vices included his falling for the premises of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion, which led to his anti-Semitism, and his Jekyll-to-Hyde transformation in his dealings with his labor force. In the early days of Ford Motor Company Henry voluntarily paid his workers what was then a breathtakingly lofty wage. But later, Harry Bennett, Ford's head thug over employee enforcement, had a crowd of workers massacred in Michigan in 1927.
2) Exactness and perfectionism must be appropriate to the nature and importance of the fields in which they are being applied. The elaboration of precision necessary for brain surgery, rocket science, pharmaceutical safety, or strategic military operations is ridiculously inappropriate when applied to delivery of junk mail, spreading dirt and mulch in landscaping, or any of our culture's fluffier enterprises. Obsessive micro-mismanagement harms organizational morale, which often sends the enterprise into a death spiral. Example: the US Postal Service.
Trump's furry marmot, the one who lives on his forehead, has more germs than a cesspool.
Trump's hand sanitizer?
Why bother washing the hands when the head is rotting away?,
What about changing the diaper on the marmot, Donald?
Whatever happened to his wife?
Who is keeping her busy, now that the Donald can't push her buttons?
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