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January 26, 2006's list of the "101 Dumbest Moments in Business" contains several entries that you have read about here, including Savvis CEO Robert McCormick's alleged one-night, $241,000 tab at a New York strip club, Scores (he claimed he charged less than $20,000, but later resigned).

A couple of new items on the list we thought might interest you:

  • Mark Jen, then a new employee at Google, added a post to his blog saying he spent his first day in an HR presentation about "nothing in particular." ( reports that Jen apparently snoozed through the company's strict disclosure rules.) In a later post, he disclosed the not-yet-public information that the company expected unprecedented revenues and profit growth in 2005. His next presentation from Google? His walking papers.
  • Speaking at an advertising industry conference in Toronto, WPP Group's worldwide creative director, Neil French, proclaimed that that there aren't more female creative directors "because they're crap" and because they eventually will "go off and suckle something." During his speech, French was served drinks by a scantily clad woman whom he asked to "lean over a bit more." He resigned two weeks later.

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