The eight best and worst CEOs of 2013

According to Finkelstein, Jeff Bezos stood out for his “long-term focus in an era where CEOs live in fear of missing quarterly numbers.” Described as a “cross between UPS, the NY Public Library, and a giant warehouse,” Finkelstein considers Amazon a “boring business” that Bezos has made into a cool brand with low prices. “Super competitive, Bezos thrives on beating up weak players and industries and what is now a giant company is as nimble as a startup.”

“Bezos is building a huge talent pipeline via MBA hires and his recent use of the drone delivery story as a PR coop just before Cyber Monday was a stroke of genius. Jeff Bezos is the new Steve Jobs of business.”

1. Jeff Bezos

Company: Amazon

2. Akio Toyoda

Company: Toyota

3. Pony Ma

Company: Tencent (China)

4. John Idol

Company: Michael Kors

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