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We've Got Questions. Got Some Answers? The guy selling you batteries at RadioShack may be better educated than the company's CEO who fudged his resume and claims his diploma was lost in a fire. OK, it's not Enron, but still.
posted by punkfloyd (23 comments total)

 
Why does the CEO of radio shack have a fake theology degree? These answers just raise more questions...
posted by jrb223 at 2:39 PM on February 15, 2006


The article doesn't mention that he claims the diploma was lost in a fire. Got some more links to share?
posted by nakedcodemonkey at 2:41 PM on February 15, 2006


I'll be returning some network cable and a DSL phone filter
now that it has been shockingly revealed that the CEO
of RadioShack does not, in fact, hold a ThG after all.
posted by longsleeves at 2:42 PM on February 15, 2006


You dont need a college degree to be a CEO. And being honest has never been a qualification for anything in our society... so he seems perfectly suited for the job.
posted by mert at 2:46 PM on February 15, 2006


Read. All. About. It.
posted by punkfloyd at 2:47 PM on February 15, 2006


Was he in CAP?
posted by bardic at 2:47 PM on February 15, 2006


This just in!

Fat rich white guy who runs a multi-million dollar company lies about something.

/if only you could see my surprised face.
posted by C.Batt at 2:56 PM on February 15, 2006


Meaningless or no, I'm fascinated by the number of fake and/or diploma mill degrees that seem to be popping up of late. Has this always been a problem, or is it a sign of the times?
posted by malaprohibita at 3:09 PM on February 15, 2006


As someone who took $50k in depth and spent ten years to get a degree that has landed me a $48k/yr. job, a) I realize that I am fiscally illiterate, and b) want to punch this guy in the groin, if only because he's rich and I'm not.
posted by mecran01 at 3:17 PM on February 15, 2006


malaprohibita, I'd say that this has always been a problem. I'm sure that it was even easier before the 'net brought ubiquitous information access easy communication channels to the masses.

I'd say that it's a sign of the times that false credentials are being exposed.
posted by C.Batt at 3:21 PM on February 15, 2006


$50k in depth

Man, that must be useful at parties.
posted by thanotopsis at 3:25 PM on February 15, 2006


As someone who took $50k in depth and spent ten years to get a degree

I hope it wasn't an English degree. Or economics.
posted by spacewrench at 3:55 PM on February 15, 2006


At some point I realized I needed to quit responding to those unsolicited emails. Only about 25% of those "remedies" worked, anyway.
posted by mecran01 at 3:55 PM on February 15, 2006


Like mert said, I'm surprised he has a degree at all. If you start your own business and work your way up, what's the point? (Not that he started Radio Shack.)
posted by smackfu at 4:21 PM on February 15, 2006


I hardly think the lack of a theology degree ought to disqualify someone from being a CEO of a electronics retailer.
posted by delmoi at 4:29 PM on February 15, 2006


THIS JUST IN, JESUS DIDN'T HAVE A THEOLOGY DEGREE. Neither did mohammad (peace be uppon him).
posted by delmoi at 4:29 PM on February 15, 2006


Huh. I didn't realize RadioShack, you know, owned itself. I figured some more successful business, like a bait and tackle consortium had bought them. I love home electronics, computers, my cell phone, and etc, but I haven't stpped into a RadioShack since I used a potato to power a clock.
posted by elwoodwiles at 4:39 PM on February 15, 2006


The Tandy Leather Company bought Radio Shack in 1963.
posted by Fat Guy at 5:04 PM on February 15, 2006


I'd say that it's a sign of the times that false credentials are being exposed.

Hey, the man has a ThG. Nothing phony about a ThG. Specially one issued by JR 'Bob' Dobbs University.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 6:46 PM on February 15, 2006


I keep trying to read the links, but the power cable on my Tandy monitor is on the fritz.
posted by drezdn at 8:26 PM on February 15, 2006


Radio Shack, eh? Brings back memories. They vanished from Canada last year after being sold to Circuit City. So many memories, though.

(Derail?)
posted by evilcolonel at 8:34 PM on February 15, 2006


Radio Shack sells batteries?
posted by chundo at 6:14 PM on February 16, 2006


Update: the guy resigns
posted by milkrate at 8:11 AM on February 21, 2006


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