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The greatest executricksters of all time

Today's BlackBerry-wielding, expense-account impresario may think he's invented the concept of retiring at work. But such executricks have been around as long as people have labored at tasks they'd rather not perform. Following are some of the greats in the pantheon of tricksters.

Stanley O'Neal, <br> ex-Merrill Lynch CEO
Stanley O'Neal,
ex-Merrill Lynch CEO
Once compared playing golfing by himself to running one of the biggest investment banks in the world. Living proof that if one doesn't actually put the pedal down at some point one is likely to get into trouble.

In honoring Mr. O'Neal in this venue, he is meant to represent an entire generation of Executricksters who have deposited us into our current economic morass by sitting on theirs.
Last updated July 24 2008: 3:43 PM ET

Tiberius Caesar


Benjamin Franklin

Queen Victoria

Ulysses S. Grant

Winston Churchill

Dean Martin

Ronald Reagan

Arnold Palmer

William Jefferson Clinton


Stanley O'Neal


ExecutricksThe central question of every hardworking person's career is how to work less hard while still being able to buy an expensive bottle of wine without trembling. The answer is simple: Retire while still working! (more)

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