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Hey, come on, now. If you're going to mention Max Barry, you HAVE to mention "Jennifer Government"! That book is all about CC Es!
You Could Always Edit It Yourself
Why no real life examples? Yeah, everyone knows activison, right? just, Why? Oh, and please give detail, with TL;DR in mind.
Real life examples will just lead to flame wars.
are there any good deconstructions of Corrupt Corporate Executive because I would really like to see that
Why did you remove all the Real Life examples, those were all interesting articles
Because lately TV Tropes have been getting stricter. A lot stricter.
Well, we can't have Flame Bait. It'll inevitably turn into that and violate Rule of Cautious Editing Judgement.
Why the hell wasn't Gordon Gekko on here?!
"In terms of rank, the authority tropes arguably equal are Badass Preacher, Irish Priest, Landlord, Preacher Man, Pedophile Priest, Schoolteachers, Sexy Priest, Sinister Minister and The Vicar. For the next step down, see Student Council President. For the next step up, see Dean Bitterman."
Erm, this doesn't seem like a whole lot of sense in terms of comparisons. Cut it?
Is it cool if I add Stuart Snyder? He's the man who runs Cartoon Network. He completely defies EVERY request from Cartoon Network's older audience, just because they're not in Cartoon Network's general demographic (and even some from those that are). He's causing a tremendous amount of Network Decay, and refuses to stop showing live-action, despite the fact that ratings reports show that live-action does terrible on the network. He barely makes any effort at all to appeal to old-school fans (by keeping Tom and Jerry as the ONLY classic show, and by showing Dexter's Lab, as well as Powerpuff Girls for a while) and is only showing live-action because he wants to, and, judging by the way it's promoted and shown, is desperately trying to get just one live-action hit.
So the guy listens to no-one's complaints, adds stuff for his own Author Appeal, and is generally considered a terrible, terrible president. Sound corrupt enough for you?
I wanted to add him, too. However, being Real Life means we have to make a profile of him and then associate him with the trope. If we just add him as part OF the trope, it will not go over well- maybe not even make it for 12 hours before removal.
Okay, chucking this out in its entirety...
for a few reasons. For one, Stolar's decisions on the Dreamcast launch (namely, delaying it for a year in the U.S.) are what gave it any sort of chance, as it had an excellent launch lineup, particularly when compared to its dreadful Japanese launch consisting of a visual novel and a terrible Godzilla game. For another, I've never heard it termed as him being fired, but poached by Sega after the Sega Saturn had one of the most bungled launches in gaming history. While the PS 1 was strong out of the starting gate.
Even if you disagree and/or disprove all that, none of that is corruption, Kotick's practices rely on the exploitation of startup companies which are just as quickly abandoned. It relies on treating people like they're expendable, on acting as though there's no artistry to the process. Stolar had to steer a rapidly sinking ship with the Saturn. Say what you will about how he handled it, but nothing in his behavior counts as corrupt.
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