Rick should have gotten himself a job somewhere else, when the environment he was in was starting to be semi-toxic and he began to display the same behavior.
I know rockstars can get arrogant and full of themselves and can solve a lot of problems, but they do need guidance sometimes as well. Noone is good at everything and I suppose it’s management’s task to see that on time.
Reading both stories, it sounds like chicken or the egg problem. Noone knows who started, but everyone is to blame that’s for sure :)