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When John Sullivan worked at Facebook, Aleksandr Kogan created the infamous personality quiz app that, unbeknown to The Social Network™, eventually funnelled data to Cambridge Analytica. And when Sullivan worked for Uber, he was fired for his part in paying off hackers to conceal a breach of 57 million users’ records. And now …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    It is not toxic for C suite members

    For a C suite member it is an advertisement - has the proper psychological profile one would expect from a C suite member.

    1. DavCrav Silver badge

      Re: It is not toxic for C suite members

      "I can weather crises. Just look: two massive disasters and here I am, still getting back on that well-paid horse."

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    They must

    have set a low bar for applicants if THIS is the best they can do.

    A man complicit in a huge, swept-under-the-carpet data breach and yet here he is.

    Only other place where incompetency is rewarded with another high paid job is local government.

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    When people reach a certain level of management positions they become part of a charmed circulating pool. No matter what goes wrong on their watch they get a quiet golden parachute - and then a similar job in another company.

    In their new position they usually impose their pet theory of how to run a business - that failed in all their previous companies.

    Often they recruit a few trusted lieutenants who followed them from the previous companies - who in return recruit their following of trusted people.

    This leaves the affected companies new and old in a constant state of management and operational churn at all levels.

    In spite of this - the coalface workers meanwhile endeavour to keep the business running and customers happy.

  4. Paul Wagenseil

    <ahem>JOE Sullivan, not John.</ahem>

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      I'd like them to put Zuckerberg in with John L. Sullivan.

  5. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    'Unbeknown'

    I beg to differ. I venture that F*cebook knew perfectly well - they just didn't think it was particularly important.

  6. StuntMisanthrope

    poisonchalice.com

    Here, have one of the most difficult jobs on the planet. Do a good job, nobody gives a toss. Do a bad job, get tossed. I bet he can count as well. #donotpassgo #onlyfoolsandhorses

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