Best and Worst CEOs of 2013

Released: 13-Dec-2013 10:00 AM EST
Source Newsroom: Dartmouth College, Tuck School of Business
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Newswise — Sydney Finkelstein, professor of strategy and leadership at the Tuck School of Business and author of the bestseller Why Smart Executives Fail, has compiled his lists of Worst and Best CEOs of 2013. Professor Finkelstein has been doing this type of research for over 15 years and has finalized his analysis for the past four years with a worst CEOs list each year. This year will be the first year he is announcing a best CEOs list.

Below are Professor Finkelstein's picks of the best and worst. He is available for interview to explain why he chose the following CEOs as the big winners and failures this year. He can also look back at his 2012 list and talk about where those CEOs are today.

Best CEOs of 2013

1. Jeff Bezos, Amazon
2. Akio Toyoda, Toyota
3. Pony Ma, Tencent (China)
4. John Idol, Michael Kors
5. Reed Hastings, Netflix

Worst CEOs of 2013

1. Eike Batista, EBX/OGX/OSX (Brazil)
2. Ron Johnson, J.C. Penney
3. Thorsten Heins, Blackberry
4. Eddie Lampert, Sears Holdings
5. Steve Ballmer, Microsoft

Sydney Finkelstein
Professor of Strategy and Leadership
Associate Dean for Executive Education
Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College
Twitter: @sydfinkelstein


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