101 Dumbest Moments in Business

101 Dumbest Moments

The year's biggest boors, buffoons, and blunderers


101 Dumbest Moments in Business
Business 2.0 Magazine's 7th annual look at the year in bungled layoffs, customer-service snafus, executive follies, and other madness. See all 101. (more)

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What was the dumbest moment in business last year?
  Making employees eat baby food and get spanked at a company retreat.
  Advising laid-off workers to save money by dumpster-diving.
  Awarding stock options to a dead executive.
  Giving away MP3 player infected with a virus.
  Forcing laid-off workers train their replacements in order to get severance.
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Factset: FactSet Research Systems Inc. 2014. All rights reserved.

Chicago Mercantile Association: Certain market data is the property of Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. and its licensors. All rights reserved.

Dow Jones: The Dow Jones branded indices are proprietary to and are calculated, distributed and marketed by DJI Opco, a subsidiary of S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC and have been licensed for use to S&P Opco, LLC and CNN. Standard & Poor's and S&P are registered trademarks of Standard & Poor’s Financial Services LLC and Dow Jones is a registered trademark of Dow Jones Trademark Holdings LLC. All content of the Dow Jones branded indices © S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC 2014 and/or its affiliates.