Vice Presidents Anonymous is a support group for recovering VPs, much like Alcoholics Anonymous is for alcoholics. But instead of sharing stories about struggles with alcohol, we share stories about struggles with greed, sleaze, aggression, delusion, paralysis and imbecility .
Nix, Alexander—Cambridge Analytica
Norris, William—Control Data
O’Neal, Stan—Merrill Lynch
https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2010/11/financial-crisis-excerpt-201011 (Vanity Fair is always fun)
Olson, Kenneth—Digital Equipment
Ken Olsen “arguably” built the first personal computer, but refused to embrace it in the mid 80s, as the personal computer was taking off. Having participated in the birth of the computer itself, Olsen felt disdain for personal machines just meant for “video games.” This is how one of the greatest American entrepreneurs of all time was ousted from the country and the product he built, at the height of its success.