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Mon, 14 Jan 2013 13:30:00 GMT | By Diane Bullock and Jonah Loeb, Minyanville
Bizarre habits of nine obsessive CEOs

Eccentricity is not necessarily a disqualifying factor in the climb to the corner office. Check out some industry standouts and their fixations.



Donald Trump, Walt Disney and Marissa Mayer (© Rex Features; Daily Herald Archive; Stephen Lam/Files/Reuters)
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  • Michael S. Jeffries, chairman and CEO, Abercrombie & Fitch, on Jan. 13, 2009. (© Mark Lennihan/File/AP Photo)
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  • Frank Rosenthal on Sept. 8, 1961. (© File/AP Photo)
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  • The eccentric Serbo-Croatian inventor and electrical engineer Nikola Tesla contributed to a wide range of inventions but also became the model of a mad scientist. (© Getty Images)
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You don't get to the top of the corporate heap without having to cope with an eccentricity or two. Over the years, we've seen more than a few folks in the Fortune 500 dip a toe into the brackish waters of Lake OCD.

Click through this slide show for a look at business leaders with questionable habits.

* Video: Why are some lacklustre CEOs still in their jobs?

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