CEOs saying stupid things has long been a cornerstone of the 5 Dumbest Things on Wall Street column. But few have surpassed the sheer tone-deafness of outgoing Sun Microsystems CEO Jonathan Schwartz.Originally published on Feb. 12 -- All we can say is: What a twit. Sun Microsystems ( JAVA) CEO Jonathan Schwartz, who took the top job in 2006, announced his resignation on Twitter late last week. And not just any old tweet, Schwartz let his followers know his plans to step down via the Japanese poetry form known as haiku.
Lindsay Lohan is the gift that keeps on giving -- to US Weekly and The Star. But for one week in March, she was she gave a gift to the TheStreet, when she confused herself with a talking baby, and sued a trading firm.Originally published on March 12 -- Let it go, Lindsay. For your own sake, just let it go. The New York Post revealed Tuesday that actress turned tabloid target
When Alan Greenspan -- the man who was arguably more responsible than any other for the Great Recession -- stepped in front of a congressional committee in April, we had no idea how darn entertaining it would be. Entertaining, that is, if you are entertained by the sight of an old man attempting to rewrite history with a bottle of White-Out.Originally published on April 9 -- The devil didn't make Alan Greenspan miss the credit crisis -- but everyone and everything else did, if you believe the former Fed chief. Appearing before a congressionally appointed commission investigating the financial crisis, Greenspan scatter-shot blame across space and time Wednesday, always remaining careful not to let any of it bounce back and hit him in the briefcase. In his prepared statement, Greenspan left no stone unturned in his search for the true cause of the crisis -- except, of course, the rock he was hiding under.