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larryloeb
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10/28/2015 | 12:48:38 PM
Re: Exodus of talent
Well, when they stopped remote working by employees it should have been obvious they were rethinking how they did working.

They have had some "layoffs by drips", sure; but nothing like what H-P has to do in order to control costs.
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10/28/2015 | 12:45:59 PM
Re: Less Value, Higher Annoyance
To me, Yahoo was one of the few that made it out of the walled garden of computing (the days of AOL and Compuserve) into an open web. That was a real transisiton to undergo.

They had a pile of money left from WhenTheyWereFirst, and tried to reinvest it (like Alibaba) which got all these moneymen in there. Those are the guys that really run the place now.

They arent first in a space anymore. They dont have the vision.

But they are indeed still managing to get out there everyday right now
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10/28/2015 | 12:33:24 PM
Exodus of talent

Any mass exodus of senior level executives sends a message across the enterprise that a future is not at hand. For Yahoo that means their "bench" will also most likely depart and follow their mentors leaving an even greater talent gap. Furthermore, Yahoo's employment environment appears out of sync with many technology companies and it will make it harder to get new talent in place. Unfortunately this signals a precipitous slide for Yohoo employees and the company at large.

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10/28/2015 | 8:40:32 AM
Re: The Thing that Wouldn't Die or Dead Man Walking
Mayer was an attrqction to others, considering her track record at Google.

Not so much now.

They are on their third CISO in 6 months.

All the cool kids are going elsewhere.

The situation at Yahoo is that past investors are trying to get some money out (think Alibaba) and aside from getting David Pogue to leave the NYT they havent attracted much first-rate talent.  

I mean, Katie Couric? Really?
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10/27/2015 | 7:09:03 PM
Re: The Thing that Wouldn't Die or Dead Man Walking
>The amazing thing about Yahoo is that it somehow manages to stay alive.

Agreed. It's not clear to me what Yahoo offers that anyone would want, apart from Flickr.
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