Firms that burn $1B a year are sexy but statistically doomed

Five outliers — Chesapeake Energy, Netflix, Nextera Energy, Tesla and Uber — have collectively lost $100B in the past decade.

This Tuesday, March 20, 2012, file photo, shows the Netfilx headquarters in Los Gatos, Calif. — AP Photo/Paul Sakuma

Yves Saint Laurent, Lady Gaga, David Bowie. Some people do not operate by the same rules as everyone else. Might the same be true of companies? Most…