Bosses behaving badly

Fortune has culled 101 of this year's dumbest moments in business. These are the mind-boggling mishaps that took place in the executive suite.

John Mackey
John Mackey
He's also honest, humble, and nuttier than an organic fruitcake
"I like Mackey's haircut. I think he looks cute." -- Whole Foods CEO John Mackey, posting under the screen name Rahodeb, on a Yahoo Finance stock forum. The Federal Trade Commission reveals that Mackey authored this and numerous other posts over an eight-year period, hyping his company and himself while trashing the competitor he hoped to acquire, Wild Oats.
Last updated December 18 2007: 10:27 AM ET

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