By Tara A. Lewis
With great power comes the possibility of great public mistakes and buffoonery. And CEOs are often the kings and queens of screw-ups and grand-scale embarrassments. From the recent shenanigans of Hewlett-Packard CEO Mark Hurd (above) and Viacom's Sumner Redstone, to former Tyco CEO Dennis Kozlowski and Sallie Mae CEO Al Lord, who couldn’t control his potty mouth, these business leaders share an uncanny ability to create public scandals and get themselves fired, or worse—convicted. A look at CEOs at their worst behaviors.
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