Best CEO's

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by fxdwg, Jul 17, 2010.

  1. fxdwg

    fxdwg Member

    We've seen them come and go.
    Read about their good and bad.
    Agreed or criticized......

    Who do you perceive to have been one of the best CEO's of American Industry?

    UPS: Jim Casey
    GE: Jack Walsh
    Chrysler: Lee Iacocca

    Others..........
     
  2. Richard Harrow

    Richard Harrow Deplorable.

    Warren Buffett at Berkshire Hathaway.
     
  3. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Bill Gates
     
  4. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    Ronald Mcdonald
     
  5. airbusfxr

    airbusfxr New Member

    Fred Smith started small package airline and took the world. He used a vision of moving packages by air worldwide.
     
  6. grgrcr88

    grgrcr88 No It's not green grocer!

    Who cares, their all overpaid corporate a**holes!!!
     
  7. Richard Harrow

    Richard Harrow Deplorable.

    Another I thought of, Andrew Carnegie. The man was an industrial genius in revolutionizing the steel industry and an incredible philanthropist. He gave away much of his fortune for good causes, even to a pension fund for his former employees. J.D. Rockefeller is another CEO like Carnegie that comes to mind as well.
     
  8. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Warren Buffet and Bill Gates each draw a salary of $1.
     
  9. ajblakejr

    ajblakejr Age quod agis

    Henry Ford
     
  10. ajblakejr

    ajblakejr Age quod agis

    I agree.
     
  11. ajblakejr

    ajblakejr Age quod agis

    Harry L. Bradley
     
  12. slantnosechevy

    slantnosechevy Active Member

    Thank God for Teddy Roosevelt who busted the balls of Carnegie, Rockefeller, etc. We needed him again 20 years ago.
     
  13. bluehdmc

    bluehdmc Well-Known Member

    Carnegie may have been a philanthropist after he died, but he was ruthless as a business man. The same can be said for Rockefeller, he would make agreements with competitors and then screw them out of business. That's why they broke up Standard Oil, he had a near monopoly on the oil wells, the distribution, refining etc.
    I heard Henry Ford's method of discharging executives was to chop up their desks. I guess they got the hint.
     
  14. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    Art Modell not
     
  15. dcdriver

    dcdriver nations capital

    Art Modell. had a vision to move to Baltimore.
     
  16. Richard Harrow

    Richard Harrow Deplorable.

    The thread is about the best CEO's in American history. That's what the best do.
     
  17. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Then how would you explain Bill Gates and the success that he and Microsoft have had?
     
  18. fxdwg

    fxdwg Member

    Some say Charles Koch in Wichita. He's also known as the world's most successful private billionaire. Koch Industries was the world's largest private company at one time. Now they're #2.
     
  19. brownboxman

    brownboxman Active Member

    My Dad, had a small farm, kept it solvent, fed eight kids, taught them all how to work hard, gave back to his community, died happy.
     
  20. fxdwg

    fxdwg Member

    Thanks bbman..........

    Nice reality check. None of us are CEO's and the glimpse into what your Dad did brings me back to Earth! FXD