Holding tech execs accountable

Amazon gemalto
Nov 13, 2018 36 Comments

Should we start trying executives of powerful tech companies for crimes when they don't deliver? For example, Tim Cook has run Apple into the ground by not delivering a single innovative product since Steve Jobs died. Even worse, the company hasn't even kept par on industry standard functionality (like Siri, iOS, Apple music, etc - these all fall sorely behind Alexa, Android, Spotify, etc etc).

Another example is Sundar Pichai. For example, the pixel 3 was an embarrassing disappointment with the notch, subpar RAM, etc etc.

So, should these leaders be tried in courts of law for crimes against humanity or something similar?

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  • FuelQuest Cubbbe
    What crime would they be charged with in your fascist utopia?
    Nov 13, 2018 13
    • FuelQuest Cubbbe
      Feel free to read my last comment if you don’t know what I’m saying
      Nov 13, 2018
    • Amazon gemalto
      OP
      As I said, by your logic, everything is fascist. I'm sure that just be a very uncomfortable thought indeed lol
      Nov 13, 2018
    • New / Eng cato
      Legislating micro-management of businesses is fascism. You’re being deliberately obtuse
      Nov 13, 2018
    • Amazon gemalto
      OP
      Okay, now I know you're trolling. 4/10 for making me respond this long. Have a great evening.
      Nov 13, 2018
    • New / Eng cato
      You’re the only troll here, unwilling to acknowledge the accepted definition of fascism. You’ve not presented any alternative definition.
      Nov 13, 2018
  • Uber / Eng
    lezgo⛷

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    lezgo⛷more
    I really hope this is a troll because otherwise wow you’re so dumb you’re a waste of oxygen
    Nov 13, 2018 0
  • VMware / Eng
    vLol

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    vLolmore
    Who would ever want to lead a company if you get thrown in jail for bad calls?

    Do you suggest that anyone that ever messes up at work gets jail time?
    Nov 13, 2018 6
    • VMware / Eng
      vLol

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      vLolmore
      I feel like this would severely limit the amount of people willing to own high level responsibility. How do you discern negligence vs. reading the market wrong? Nobody is clairvoyant.
      Nov 13, 2018
    • Amazon gemalto
      OP
      Fair point. But how do you justify letting people like Cook or Pichai get off scott free?
      Nov 13, 2018
    • VMware / Eng
      vLol

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      vLolmore
      This is assuming a "crime" has been committed. I feel like your examples aren't very good. Someone like Marissa Meyer or others who ran companies into the ground may be better talking points.

      Is Apple really doing that poorly? Sure, in the innovation space they are stagnating, but they still sell a good amount product and the market reflects that. Any bad decisions will be punished by the market. It's not like Apple is failing and tons of workers are losing their jobs -- that would be a more compelling argument for your case if it were true.

      Is the Pixel really a large part of Google's offerings? They have been destroying the Ad and personal cloud space. Why punish Pichai for a tiny part of what Google does?
      Nov 13, 2018
    • Amazon gemalto
      OP
      ^^^very fair points. I think there's a happy medium somewhere here.
      Nov 13, 2018
    • VMware / Eng
      vLol

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      vLolmore
      Definitely. Equifax for example...
      Nov 13, 2018
  • Amazon / Eng 800GOTJUNK
    Your apple stock price is so high because Tim Cook get shit build and shipped unlike Steve Jobs.
    Nov 13, 2018 0
  • Microsoft wbYt28
    Holy shit OP is stupid
    Nov 13, 2018 0
  • Square / Eng SQ
    You mean Tim Cook hasn't copied anything since Steve Jobs died. Steve Jobs didn't do anything innovative - he solely copied what was out there, wrapped it in a much better UX and chrome outside, and marked it up 4x.

    The only thing he innovated is the turtle neck look.
    Nov 13, 2018 0
  • New / Eng cato
    OP never learned throwing people in cages doesn’t improve society
    Nov 13, 2018 8
    • New / Eng cato
      Your first sentence/paragraph doesn’t even make sense. Using double/triple negatives makes for a confusing (nonsensical) sentence.

      I did in fact claim what I said. So I’m not sure why you’re saying I can’t claim it. I just did, a couple times now. And I’ll do it again, to show you that I can:

      Throwing people in cages doesn’t make society better off. It’s actually bad for society, and it’s barbaric.
      Nov 13, 2018
    • Amazon gemalto
      OP
      I mean, you can claim it, but that doesn't make it true lol
      Nov 13, 2018
    • New / Eng cato
      Ah but it is, as I’ve shown. Throwing a person in a cage uses up scarce resources, and takes away their productive capacity. Therefore, it’s a net negative to society
      Nov 13, 2018
    • Amazon gemalto
      OP
      lol
      Nov 13, 2018
    • New / Eng cato
      Ah, you’ve got me there. You must have been captain of the debate team I take it? 😂
      Nov 13, 2018
  • PeerStreet / Other
    JkwbQhab

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    JkwbQhabmore
    We should hold uncle Bezos accountable for only supplying 🍌 to you code 🐒
    Nov 13, 2018 0
  • The New York Times pXSb64
    Here I thought you were talking about Andy Rubin. Silly me...
    Nov 13, 2018 0

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