Thursday, August 25, 2011

By the numbers | Stock performance vs. exec pay

[Jobs, Dubow]

Steve Jobs resigned as Apple's CEO yesterday, spurring countless stories about his extraordinary impact on technology and corporate life generally. Annual figures for 2010:

performance of Apple's shares

Jobs' total compensation as CEO

performance of Gannett shares

$9.4 million 
CEO Craig Dubow's total pay

[Data: Google Finance, regulatory filings]


  1. Cone on Jim that's not fair. It's like having a pee wee football team play the Packers.

  2. 4:17: What was the relative size of Apple and Gannett when Dubow was coronated?

  3. Great use of Gannett's silly "by the numbers" infographic. You could really rub it in by showing side-by-side comparisons of past-year growth in revenue, net income, cash flow, shareholder equity and market cap. Apple is everything that Gannett is not. If they weren't so stupidly stubborn, Gannett's directors would have sold the company long ago, just like their counterparts at Times Mirror, Knight Ridder and Central Newspapers did.

  4. Now this made me laugh out loud. Dubow should be embarrassed by this.

  5. I'll buy out Gannett. Heck, I'll even pay Steve Jobs' salary for it. It's worth it.

  6. Honestly Dubow, how can you look at yourself in the mirror and call yourself a man? How do you sleep at night? In my neighborhood, as a man you would be considered scum. How can you take so much and give back so little? When you're alone do you think about what you are doing and the lives you are destroying? If not, I hope you begin now and think real hard about it. Some day it will all end and what will you be left with when it's all said and done. There will come a day when you will be replaced. I hope you enjoy you're retirement and remember how you earned it.

    While you still can, while you're still in position to do so, why don't you start doing something positive for this company and it's employees, why not Mr. Dubow, why not. Truth is, you still can.

  7. If Dubozo had been the one who made $1 last year, I would have considered that about right.

    Maybe a little more than he was worth, but not by much.

  8. Dubow is the ultimate symbol of dead weight. He might have busy days and a lot of responsibilities and decisions to make, but Gannett's newspapers, TV stations and web ventures would be much better off without having to pay homage to him and his royal entourage.

  9. Enron was driven into the ground by their Big 3, Lay, Skilling and Fastow; they, thinking nothing amiss, thought what they were doing to the company was perfectly acceptable. Making money was the only thing, and they deluded themselves that whatever steps they took to keep the stock price up, was proper... even to the point of cashing out their company stock while while it was crashing. The point is, it's all about them. Corporate ownership of America's businesses is killing us, one job at a time.

  10. The big Biz Professor8/26/2011 12:42 PM

    Craigy-poo isn't fit to download an APP on Jobes iPhone. Oh wait, he has NO APPS to download, way to stay mired in the last century Gannett.
    Craigy, isn't that your job?

  11. With tax breaks for the rich, I bet Steve keeps all of the buck.

  12. You guys make me laugh. Love it.


    Craig (laughing all the way to the bank) Dubow

  13. The man should be embarrased and ashamed, but i'm sure he doesn't really care. He probably can't even believe he's getting away with this. But, he is.....


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