11 Great CEOs by Haiku


1. Sam Walton – Wal-Mart (former)

believed in people
lower prices, more cash flow
unspoiled by wealth

2. Morris Chang – TSMC

just wanted to write
priced chips ahead of the curve
he writes checks all day

3. Jeff Bezos – Amazon

keeps teams small, quiet
pays attention to detail
patience, scale, service

4. Steve Jobs – Apple (former)

design solipsist
luxury brand silicon?

5. Jack Ma – Alibaba

humble; persevered
leadership is character
you’re not crazy, jack

6. Elon Musk – SpaceX + Tesla

lives in the future
has the power to inspire
where’s my hyperloop?

7. Jack Welch – GE (former)

simplifying worked
people don’t like to be ranked
expensive divorce

8. Bill Gates – Microsoft (former)

brilliant hacker
too aggressive in business
what the rich should be

9. Mark Zuckerberg – Facebook

helped make hacking cool
digitized socializing
broke too many things

10. Theodore Newton Vail – AT&T (former)

saw power of phone
profit not the only point
ahead of his time

11. Henry Ford – Ford Motor Company (former)

treated workers well
master of efficiency
production brings peace