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Ruminations on the electronics industry from David Manners, Senior Components Editor on Electronics Weekly.

More Signs The CEO Is Cracking Up

You’ve sent in some cracking entries to the ‘Others’ slot to last Monday morning’s Poll on ‘What’s The Surest Sign The CEO Is Cracking Up?’ Here are some of the best for which we are very grateful to all those who sent them in.

 

He’s always winding coils.

                       

He insists on impossible timescales

                                               

He books a worldwide Sales Conference in Hawaii

           

He employs consultants

           

He writes an autobiography.

                       

He begins to praise people whose hard work has kept him in place.

           

He takes up cycling and turns up to the office clad in Lycra!

           

He starts re-arranging offices

           

He changes the name of the company into something meaningless, like ‘Excret’.

           

He recruits VP/GMs where engineers were needed

                       

Turns to religion, and makes sure to thank God in every employee briefing.

 

All the above!

Tags: hawaii, last monday morning, signs, winding coils, worldwide sales

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6 Comments

  1. David Manners
    February 15, 2011 20:31

    Wicked, Sceppers, I love it

  2. Sceptic
    February 15, 2011 19:57

    Forges a strategic alliance with his former employer.

  3. February 14, 2011 22:57

    Starts believing that email spam from Nigeria is actually the way forward to untold wealth ..

  4. February 14, 2011 22:47

    Opens a regional sales office in Bangkok despite being advised there is no market for the company’s products in Thailand.

  5. Torben Mogensen
    February 11, 2011 16:19

    Or uses astrologers to screen applicants to open positions.
    As for Canute, the modern Danish spelling is “Knud” and the official English spelling is now “Cnut”, but there might not have been a single correct spelling at the time. I have seen “Knutr” as a contemporary spelling.
    Also, most retellings of the story of Cnut commanding the waves omits the part where he afterwards turns to his courtiers and berates them for flattery and exaggerating the power of a King by having shown them the ultimate futility of Kingly power.
    With this addition, a CEO behaving like Cnut would be a healthy sign rather than the converse.
    So speaks a proud Dane. :-)

  6. Dr Bob
    February 11, 2011 16:03

    Starts behaving like King Canute but forgets that it is the anglicised version of Knut but that is probably a mis-spelling