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Founders Who Got the Boot

How are chief executive officers like everyone else? CEOs—often the company's founder—can unexpectedly find themselves without a job.

Ousting a founding CEO can be about business or about sending a signal. It can involve scandal and skullduggery, and it can have disastrous results or be the best thing that ever happened. Sometimes, fired leaders make triumphant returns.

Here are some notable cases in which CEOs were shown the door.

By Jeff Kagan
Posted 21 June 2013

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