23. Yahoo's Carol Bartz Curses Out Reporter
Quote: "It probably takes you a long time just to convince yourself what to do. So fuck off!"
The Queen of the F-Bomb showed her vulnerability to public criticism when she sent shots at TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington when he questioned her accomplishments in comparison to Steve Jobs' at Apple. TechCrunch writer MG Siegler wrote in his live notes, "It took about 15 minutes, but Mike got her to tell him to 'fuck off'." Bartz defended herself by indicating she had only been with Yahoo for 16 months and feigned the idea of having to create "an iPod, an iPad, and iBlah" during that time period. True, but she could have said it a bit nicer. Hence her firing one year later.