While Gordon Gekko (from the movie Wall Street) might have argued that greed is good, excessive amounts of it aren’t always conducive to effective business relationships.
Enter Steve Jobs and Sony CEO Howard Stringer. Both of them are running corporations that sell music, and it appears that friction has developed as a result. Jobs called record label execs greedy, Stringer responded that Jobs was a greedy and a hypocrite:
“Stringer made the comment in response to Jobs' own comments on record industry executives being greedy over the price of music downloads. Moderator Anderson Cooper tried to change the subject, but Diller interjected, repeating the Sony CEO's comments. When Cooper went back to Stringer to elaborate, he reportedly played down his earlier comments.”