Who's the Boss?

Marco Arment via Flickr
6 of 10

Jakob Lodwick Vimeo

Jakob Lodwick’s juicy, controversial exit from Vimeo, the online video company he founded in November 2004, was summed up in the 2007 TechCrunch headline: “Vimeo Founder Fired; Does a Bong Hit.” As the story goes, Lodwick disagreed with Barry Diller, the company’s main investor, on a variety of business issues. On his departure, Gawker noted “The real reason we think Lodwick got fired? Vimeo's position on ComScore's top 10 U.S. online video properties. Or, rather, its non-position.”