In pictures: 10 dumbest things tech CEOs have said and done

As a rule, CEOs in the technology industry tend to be a pretty bright group. Their vision, passion and leadership have changed the world. BUT they also have moments that leave the rest of us wondering, "Are they really that dumb?"

Eric Schmidt: What? My Emails Leave a Trail, Too? The no-poaching pact didn't stop with Steve Jobs. Google CEO Eric Schmidt showed his clueless side in an email exchange with other Google execs about the firing of an HR employee who violated the no-poaching pact. One of the execs wrote, "Please make a public example of this termination with the group. I want it clear that we have a zero-tolerance policy for violating our policies." Now here's the clueless part: Schmidt responded, "I would prefer that Omid [Kordestani] do it verbally, since I don't want to create a paper trail over which we can be sued later?" Yup, no paper trail there.

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