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 CEOs and Thanksgiving Leftovers | theSkimm

Crash Course 

Now Trending: In just days, 30-year-old crypto wunderkind Sam Bankman-Fried went from industry leader to industry villain. And joined the ranks of CEOs who’ve had a very public implosion. Now, with an alleged book, multiple documentaries, and congressional hearings on the way, that’s raising a familiar question: Why do we keep falling for these falls from grace?

The Story

If the SBF saga sounds familiar, that’s because it is. See: Adam NeumannElizabeth Holmes, and Travis Kalanick. All of whom were young, larger-than-life CEOs who ended up in hot water — and who became the subject of headlines, group chats, and eventually Hollywood. Because, as is the case with stories about grifters and scammers (think: Anna Delvey, the Tinder Swindlerthat woman with the hair), real-life drama does translate to on-screen drama. And there’s no shortage of it. Since all of these founders are ultimately people with…

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