Reed Hastings, Netflix (NFLX - Get Report)The once beloved Netflix committed error after error this year, pushing the stock down nearly 62%.
|Netflix CEO Reed Hastings|
Andrew Mason, Groupon (GRPN - Get Report)When Groupon CEO Andrew Mason first came into the public eye, he was praised for his unconventional, colorful management style. Fast forward a year and Mason is now considered a major liability to the daily deals company. While preparing for its IPO, which took place in early November, the company committed a series of missteps, including the adoption of accounting policies that raised concern from regulators, over-expansion and management turnover. Shares of Groupon are down 31% since their debut, falling below their original pricing at $20 per.
Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis, Reserach In Motion (RIMM)Once the leader in the smartphone space, Research In Motion has fallen by the wayside as rivals Apple ( AAPL) and Google ( GOOG) have become dominant. Shares of the BlackBerry maker have plummeted 68% this year after a string of dismal earnings, a half-baked launch for its PlayBook tablet and several product delays. Balsillie and Lazardis, who share the CEO responsibilities, also presided over job cuts this summer. RIM was also beset this year by a three-day BlackBerry outage which angered customers.