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On Yahoo

2012-05-14 16:46:32.577821+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

RT ‏ @isaiah:

Yahoo got their CEO from eBay? And he wasn't quite what he said he was in his description? No irony there. Nope. None.

What's most amusing here is that the embellishment was apparently about his undergrad degree. Really? People care enough about undergrad degrees that he thought it was worth embellishing?

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#Comment Re: made: 2012-05-14 21:11:31.532182+00 by: Dan Lyke

The guy's only been in office for a short time, so I don't think anyone's had time to see whether or not he's an effective CEO. However, the culture at Yahoo has to be so completely b0rk3n that it'd take a hell of a CEO to turn things around. Someone willing to, for starters, say "our users are willing to let us have an identifier for them, and be keeper of some of their personas, we should make it easy for them to do that by fixing our sign-up and user registration systems as a high pririoty."

I'm not holding my breath.

#Comment Re: made: 2012-05-14 20:52:16.68161+00 by: petronius

I don't follow Yahoo so I don't understand the details, except that it hasn't been doing very well and a value-activist shareholder (as opposed to the vegan/nun/pro-Palestinian type activist shareholder)discovered the embellishment. But did this guy's lack of a proper degree make him an ineffective CEO, or did he come upon ineffectiveness naturally? If he had the paper, would Yahoo suddenly be worth something?