Best paid tech CEOs in South Africa

Exodus. Sure. Where one leaves another genius arrives. Just look at Zuckerberg or Ray O Croc (mcd was milkshake makes salesman). Even in Singapore they train 16y olds to run Billion dollar hedge funds.

So in all honestly lets cap their salary. Because it sucks when I get a bonus and can barely buy something like an Xbox and my big boss buys a new farm and Range Rover to match.

But yes they deserve it cause its stressing. Who do they aim their stress to? Me. Go figure.
 
Reads like something that the overpaid CEOs would write to justify their salaries!

"There is tremendous merit in the work done by teachers, doctors, nurses, cleaners, road builders, and cooks. They should be applauded for making society a better place." -Hopefully at some point that applause will include decent wages.
 
copy and pasted from sources?


This is an opinion piece
Not disputing the sources that this dude made a whackload of money. What I was asking for sources for was the bold statement that Elon Musk accomplishes more in an hour than people do in a lifetime. What a load of crap.

Anyway, since it's an opinion piece, my opinion is that it is a kak piece.
 
People still don't get it....

So in all honestly lets cap their salary.
You can't.

Dude's history:
CEO Vodafone - Netherlands
CEO at MTN Group - South Africa
CEO BT Enterprise - UK

See a trend? International.

If you cap CEO salaries in any meaningful way you can restart SAA...because lots of planes will be needed to fly SA's best out the country.

As messed up as the CEO to worker ratios are the pay has to be internationally competitive. Else you're getting bottom of barrel picks.

Don't hate the player hate the game.
 
The biggest issue that always gets overlooked in these discussions is that pay is mostly a function of supply and demand of skills. Usually one has to work hard and stress a lot, but it’s by no means harder or more stressful than a lot of other work (eg, construction work, teachers, etc.).

This means that pay is mostly driven by decisions that eventually puts one into these low supply, high demand skill category. Usually, what/where to study, what jobs to start with, when to switch companies, where to live/work, how to steer your career, networking, etc.

I should also add that impact factors heavily into demand here.
 
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Exodus. Sure. Where one leaves another genius arrives. Just look at Zuckerberg or Ray O Croc (mcd was milkshake makes salesman). Even in Singapore they train 16y olds to run Billion dollar hedge funds.

Indeed, look what happens in China when they lock out Western tech companies. It's not like China doesn't end up with a Google-equivalent, or a Facebook-equivalent, or an Amazon-equivalent.

The idea that these CEOs are such unicorns that all the products would not exist without them is a very CEO-positive position to take.

I'll give more credit to Elon Musk because there aren't great examples of other companies that have managed to make a capital and technologically challenging business like rocketry work in a way that he has. That kind of founder/risk taking CEO I will accept more the high-risk, high-reward premise of this article.

Still doesn't mean I think he deserves these 100x+ multiples over the average salary.

But random turds like Rob Shuter who are glorified administrative drones, who move from established organisation to established organisation? That's a class that is stealing paychecks.
 
Why hide behind the staff writer account when posting opinion pieces?
 
This article has a very defensive tone. Was it written by an aspirant CEO?



Really? Sources? That's a bold stament to make.
I agree. Are we not a third world or developing country? Why are we comparing salaries with first world jobs? Sounds like profiteering BS to me.
 
I agree. Are we not a third world or developing country? Why are we comparing salaries with first world jobs? Sounds like profiteering BS to me.
I wonder what the outcome would have been if MTN used the above during their negotiations when hiring Shuter.
 
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