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Who was called 'Neutron Jack'?
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1. Who was called 'Neutron Jack'?
a) Jack Greenberg
b) Jack Welch
c) Jack Messman

2. Who was dubbed 'Chainsaw Al'?
a) Albert Dunlap
b) Albert Casey
c) Albert Zollar

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The correct answer is Albert J Dunlap.
Turnaround specialist Albert J Dunlap earned the nickname 'Chainsaw Al' for slashing 11,000 jobs at Scott Paper Co. He later took command of Sunbeam Corporation in July 1996. Dunlap soon decided to eliminate half of the consumer-appliance maker's 12,000 jobs -- and began to receive threats. As a precaution, he then hired a personal bodyguard Sean Thornton to protect him.
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Turnaround specialist Albert J Dunlap earned the nickname 'Chainsaw Al' for slashing 11,000 jobs at Scott Paper Co. He later took command of Sunbeam Corporation in July 1996. Dunlap soon decided to eliminate half of the consumer-appliance maker's 12,000 jobs -- and began to receive threats. As a precaution, he then hired a personal bodyguard Sean Thornton to protect him.

3. Who earned the nickname 'Jac the Knife'?
a) Jacques Bougie
b) Jacques Levy
c) Jacques Nasser

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The correct answer is Jacques Nasser.
Jacques Nasser, former CEO of Ford Motor, earned the moniker 'Jac the Knife' for his drastic cost cutting methods. When he took over in January 1999, Ford was poised to overtake General Motors Corp. as the world's top automaker. But 18 months later, Ford was battered by news that people were dying in accidents in one of its port-utility vehicles, the Ford Explorer. Few months later, Nasser was ousted as Ford CEO.
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Jacques Nasser, former CEO of Ford Motor, earned the moniker 'Jac the Knife' for his drastic cost cutting methods. When he took over in January 1999, Ford was poised to overtake General Motors Corp. as the world's top automaker. But 18 months later, Ford was battered by news that people were dying in accidents in one of its port-utility vehicles, the Ford Explorer. Few months later, Nasser was ousted as Ford CEO.

4. Who earned the moniker 'Mr Fix-it'?
a) Bill Gates
b) Richard Branson
c) Nick Scheele

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The correct answer is Nick Scheele.
Nick Scheele, President, Ford Motor Company, earned the nickname of 'Mr Fix-it' for his ability to right ailing parts of the company. He is responsible for vehicle design, global product development and information technology and management. He is also a member of the company board of directors. Scheele, 60, previously was president and chief operating officer, a position he assumed on Oct. 30, 2001. Prior to that, he was group vice president, Ford North America, a job he assumed in August 2001.
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Nick Scheele, President, Ford Motor Company, earned the nickname of 'Mr Fix-it' for his ability to right ailing parts of the company. He is responsible for vehicle design, global product development and information technology and management. He is also a member of the company board of directors. Scheele, 60, previously was president and chief operating officer, a position he assumed on Oct. 30, 2001. Prior to that, he was group vice president, Ford North America, a job he assumed in August 2001.

5. Who was called 'The CEO Who Wasn't There'?
a) Sanford Wallace
b) Jeffery Skilling
c) Sam Zell

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The correct answer is Jeffery Skilling .
Jeffery Skilling, former CEO of Enron Corporation who earned $132 million in a single year, was called 'The CEO Who Wasn't There'.
He resigned as Enron CEO in 2000 for 'personal' reasons and admitted that he was shocked by Enron's awful fall. When Enron went bankrupt and Skilling was questioned about the reasons, he gave answers like 'I was not aware', 'I did not believe', 'I did not have any knowledge', 'I do not recall', which led to him getting the disreputable nickname.
Enron's bankruptcy filing was the biggest in US history, leading former vice chairman Cliff Baxter to commit suicide.
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Jeffery Skilling, former CEO of Enron Corporation who earned $132 million in a single year, was called 'The CEO Who Wasn't There'.
He resigned as Enron CEO in 2000 for 'personal' reasons and admitted that he was shocked by Enron's awful fall. When Enron went bankrupt and Skilling was questioned about the reasons, he gave answers like 'I was not aware', 'I did not believe', 'I did not have any knowledge', 'I do not recall', which led to him getting the disreputable nickname.
Enron's bankruptcy filing was the biggest in US history, leading former vice chairman Cliff Baxter to commit suicide.

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