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CEOs Who Risk Big for Big Paydays

    Research shows that incentivizing CEOs with large pay and stock-option packages doesn’t always have the intended effect of aligning their interests with shareholders. These six CEOs got fired because their risky moves backfired. Did their big paydays blind them to risk?

 

 

Research shows that incentivizing CEOs with large pay and stock-option packages doesn’t always have the intended effect of aligning their interests with shareholders. These six CEOs got fired because their risky moves backfired. Did their big paydays blind them to risk?

  1. Angelo Mozilo
    Countrywide
  2. Stan O’Neal
    Merrill Lynch
  3. Carly Fiorina
    HP
  4. Ken Thompson
    Wachovia
  5. Kerry Killinger
    WaMu
  6. Chuck Prince
    Citigroup

 

 

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Kelly Sue DeConnick got her start in the comic industry adapting Japanese and Korean comics into English.Five years and more than 10,000 pages of adaptation later, she transitioned to American comics with 30 Days of Night:

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