A look back at some major CEO flameouts - Article Photos 2/5

FILE - In this March 15, 2011 file photo, Hewlett Packard Company CEO Leo Apotheker, speaks during an interview in San Francisco. When HP hired Apotheker in November 2010, it was seen as an aggressive push by the company into the software business. But many analysts mocked the choice, considering Apotheker had just been forced out of his previous job as CEO of the German business software maker SAP AG following ill-timed price hikes and widespread employee dissatisfaction. After just 11 months, Apotheker was forced out and replaced by former eBay CEO Meg Whitman. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, file)