The fall of CrossFit founder and CEO Greg Glassman, who resigned after racist remarks

How often have we seen this scenario play out? A brilliant and charismatic company founder who refuses to play by the rules enjoys considerable success, only to be hoisted by their own petard after making an off-color remark or engaging in scandalous or erratic behavior. We could be talking about American Apparel’s Dov Charney, or perhaps Uber’s Travis Kalanick, or Adam Neumann of WeWork. Today’s it’s Greg Glassman, founder of the global fitness craze CrossFit.

Glassman stepped down as CEO of CrossFit, the company he founded with his ex-wife Linda 20 years ago in Santa Cruz, Calif. and which now

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