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How do the tech CEOs fare? Star performers include Josh James, CEO of web analytics provider Omniture, and Chuck Robel, chairman of the board for security software vendor McAfee, both of whom received 100% approval ratings. Also near the top – unsurprisingly, given his almost cult-like following – was Apple’s Steve Jobs, who received a 90% approval rating.
At the other end of the scale, was AMD’s recently dismissed CEO, Hector de J Ruiz, who received a rating of just 8% from the site’s contributors. Greg Brown, CEO of mobile phone manufacturer Motorola, fared little better, with 11%.
Diane Greene, co-founder and until very recently CEO of virtualisation software pioneer VMware, received an impressive approval rating of 86%.
Clearly, though, popularity among the workers is no guarantee for success. In July, Greene was ousted from her position as CEO by the board of directors, reportedly following pressure from investors.
In big business, there is only one kind of approval rating that matters, and that, of course, is the confidence of investors.
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