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101 Dumbest Moments in Business
10 dumbest moments
From notorious former mental institutions being converted into high-end condos, to candy bars with curious names, see the top examples of shenanigans, skullduggery, and just plain stupidity of the year. (more)

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E-mail us what you think is the dumbest moment of the year, or your version of the Google future.
What's the dumbest moment in business this year?
Converting a notorious former mental institution into high-end condos.
Ad exec saying there aren't more female creative directors "because they're crap."
Selling personal data to an identity-theft ring.
Executive ringing up $241,000 in charges at a New York strip club.
Bank sending a form letter to an Arab-American man addressed to "Palestinian Bomber."
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Quiz: How dumb are you?
1. What theme park is in the works?
A sexual theme park called The London Academy of Sex and Relationships
Dostoevsky's World, a park based on the life and times of Fyodor Dostoevsky