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?"

Mike Lazaridis: Forget Siri, This Keyboard Thing Rocks The co-CEO of RIM isn't from Silicon Valley, nor does he have a juicy story to tell. Nevertheless, he was a tech chief profoundly out of step with the rest of us, which not only led to his resignation but the downfall of a multi-billion-dollar company. When asked in 2008 what he thought was the most exciting mobile trend, Lazaridis said: "Full Qwerty keyboards. I'm sorry, it really is. I'm not making this up." Here, in a nutshell, is why the company formerly known as RIM lost everything in the smartphone market.

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