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July 21, 2008 2:35 PM
Posted by Brier Dudley
Perhaps Martin Tobias decided he'd rather play volleyball and jump in the bouncy house at his swanky new Queen Anne mansion than guide a biofuel company hitting rough waters.
Tobias abruptly stepped down as chief executive of Imperium Renewables in December, a few weeks before the biofuel venture canceled plans for a $345 million IPO.
Apparently the eco-industrialist was settling into the new house that went public on Sunday, in a Pacific NW magazine spread.
Highlights include 10-foot-tall glass doors and transparent acrylic staircase. They thought about using glass, but that would have had a green tint, the architect said.
Posted by Stephen
6:39 PM, Jul 21, 2008
Martin is like most CEO's full of positive spin with nothing to back it up - self absorbed and little concern for the common good. It shows now.
Jul 21, 08 - 03:03 PM
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Jul 21, 08 - 02:53 PM
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Jul 21, 08 - 02:35 PM
Why Martin Tobias left Imperium? To stay home and play, perhaps
Jul 21, 08 - 01:39 PM
Microsoft paying diversity bonus to lawyers
Jul 21, 08 - 12:56 PM
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