In pictures: 10 dumbest things tech CEOs have said and done

As a rule, CEOs in the technology industry tend to be a pretty bright group. Their vision, passion and leadership have changed the world. BUT they also have moments that leave the rest of us wondering, "Are they really that dumb?"

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Scott Thompson: I Really Meant to Get That Degree It takes a lot of brass to put a computer science degree on your resume when you don't have one. But that's exactly what Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson did, only to be caught and ousted last year. When the lie first surfaced, Thompson stayed mum. Then he tried to dismiss it, shift blame onto the recruiting firm and rustle up support to keep his job. "When he didn't get it, he tried to silence people," a board member told the New York Times. On his way out, he issued a non-apology apology, and now he's CEO of ShopRunner. Message to Yahoo engineers who actually earned a computer science degree: Suckers!

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