I've always looked at the CEO position as something that is very hard to find someone to carry out. Anyone clown can do a startup with a little website and talk about getting traction. Bit few can actually deal with the demands of being the CEO. The position is what sets the tone of the company and its culture. Rotten people create rotten cultures. If I ever was in a position to be a real CEO ( from a successful company), I would really invest in learning about people, how they work better, and how to give them good tools so they can do their jobs. Not in fancy planes, or luxurious offices. I despise those things. Guess that my take on the CEO is that he/she has to be in a servant type of position rather than that of a dictator.