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[Techspot] AMD still hunting for a CEO, four executives turn offer down

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Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) has approached at least four individuals asking them if they would like to become the company's next Chief Executive Officer. The four candidates in question were Apple Chief Operating Officer Tim Cook, Oracle Co-President Mark Hurd, EMC Chief Operating Officer Pat Gelsinger, and Carlyle Group Managing Director Greg Summe. All of them turned down the offer, according to people familiar with the search, who asked not to be named because the talks are private, according to Bloomberg.
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I'll do it
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post #3 of 55
Makes you wonder why it's taking 5 months and counting to find a CEO. I bet Thomas Seifert ends up being CEO since they can't find a replacement.
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I'll do it
Me too.

I wonder what skills these people have that we don't.

People that high up don't always have that many degrees.
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post #5 of 55
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Me too.

I wonder what skills these people have that we don't.

People that high up don't always have that many degrees.
The ability to make investors lots of money and consider them more important than customers.
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The ability to make investors lots of money and consider them more important than customers.
I am sure as hell not qualified, I would be too busy making all our customers happy, creating an enthusiast line-up again, investing in mobile computing, and straightening out the dev team on the Catalyst front.
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straightening out the dev team on the Catalyst front.
Would do more harm than good, vast majority of issues are already pebkac.
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I am sure as hell not qualified, I would be too busy making all our customers happy, creating an enthusiast line-up again, investing in mobile computing, and straightening out the dev team on the Catalyst front.
Everything here. I'm not qualified because I'd be too concerned with giving people what they want, even if it puts AMD in the red for a couple of quarters, no matter that people would snatch them up left and right when it was released. And that would be a tragedy
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I guess the responsibility of taking over a company with such an epic chip as Bulldozer is too much for some people, or maybe AMD has nothing good going on, which is probably the case.
    
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Not even the big bucks convinced these guys ... hmmmm
 
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