In pictures: 10 tech titans and their temper tantrums

Just because you're an innovative tech industry heavyweight doesn't mean you can't throw a good fit when you don't get your way

Tim Armstrong In August 2013, AOL CEO Tim Armstrong had a conference call with 1,000+ Patch employees -- the day after he told analysts that Patch would soon see huge layoffs. Tensions were running high, but listeners were still shocked when Armstrong abruptly fired Patch creative director Abel Lenz, apparently for taking pictures of the staffers on the call at AOL HQ -- something he routinely did during such meetings. It later emerged that Armstrong may have fired Lenz for his role in the botched Patch 2.0 redesign, but it was still a very public and uncontrolled display of anger.

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