The 10 most terrible tyrants of tech

Here's to the screaming ones. The chair-throwers. The death-threat makers. The imperious gazers. The ones who see things differently — and will stare you down until you do, too. They're not fond of rules, especially those outlined by the human-resources department on "treating your employees with respect." And they have no respect for conversational decibel levels. You can cower before them, hide from them, quote them behind their backs, or vilify them. About the only thing you can't do is ignore them. Because they're so damn loud. They've worked at Google. Apple. Microsoft. AOL. They've ruled the industry — or they've failed, loudly. Below, we present you tech's 10 most tempestuous bosses — the ones who scream different. While some see them as sociopaths, Valleywag sees genius.

The 10 most terrible tyrants of techApple CEO Steve Jobs: It's worse when he's not yelling
The 10 most terrible tyrants of techRealNetworks CEO Rob Glaser: Screams to make the pain stop
The 10 most terrible tyrants of techSalesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff: Flowers ... and handcuffs
The 10 most terrible tyrants of techVMware cofounder Diane Greene: Her only mistake was working for another tyrant
The 10 most terrible tyrants of techEx-Jobster CEO Jason Goldberg: Hot head, hot lead
The 10 most terrible tyrants of techMicrosoft chairman Bill Gates: Doesn't even love his mother
The 10 most terrible tyrants of techEx-AOL sales chief David Colburn: Prepared to get biblical on your ass
The 10 most terrible tyrants of techTechCrunch editor Michael Arrington: Doesn't discriminate — he holds everyone in contempt
The 10 most terrible tyrants of techGoogle SVP Jonathan Rosenberg: He'll yell at Larry and Sergey, too
The 10 most terrible tyrants of techMicrosoft CEO Steve Ballmer: Would like to "kill" Google and its "pussy" CEO