The following video is part of yesterday's MarketFoolery podcast, in which host Chris Hill, advisor James Early, and senior analysts Jason Moser and Charly Travers discuss the latest business news. "The Protester" was named 2011 Person of the Year by Time magazine. In response, the guys share their picks of the business leader who had the worst 2011. Among them are leaders from the world of technology and banking who are probably hoping for better things in 2012.

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