I believe so too. Yahoo's problems may not simply lie in who the CEO is. The question is what is Yahoo's problem? when that question gets an answer, anybody can be CEO and it will work. Good for Marissa that she took the daring step, but i hope she manages to find out what is ailing Yahoo.
MagneticNorth, a good point. I haven't used yahoo mail for a long time although I think I still have an email account there. I use their messenger service but wouldn't touch their messaging application, or those from microsoft or google for that matter, I need unified apps that handle all services. I have felt for years that Yahoo's apps were bloatware.
chuckgregory - For me, Yahoo needs saving from all the malware and other hacks surrounding its mail service, plus the bandwidth-hogging and cluttered UI that some of its sites have. If Mayer solves these issues, she'd be Yahoo's user messiah for me.
I wasn't really expecting this from you, Nathan. I don't know what get you so excited about Yahoo's new direction under the leadership of Marissa Mayer. Are you among the few who still belive that Yahoo's problem can be solve by the kind of resume you just outlined for us below? I have every respect for Mariisa's achievement and I am in no way trying to diminish that impressive CV of hers. But I personally believed that Yahoo's inherent problems are beyond the reach of even a very impressive CV. I just feel that Yahoo is playing catch up and as we all know playing catch up in the tech world is not a position of strength.
2Q operating income was beyond expectatation, what message does that send to the new incoming CEO?
This is exactly the point we have talking about on this forum for a quite a well. It is not that the last four CEOs don't have impressive resume to bruing about a turn around in Yahoo's fortune. The problems of yahioo are so inherent and inescapable to the point that even extraordinary reusmes just don't stand a chance of making a difference.
Yes, beyond a shadow of a doubt Marissa Mayer can and will turn Yahoo! Inc. around. Look at her history; a 37 year old business woman, 20th employee of Google. Graduated with honors by Sanford University with B.S. in symboli systems, M.S. in computer sience. Specializes in artificial intelligence. Engineer, designer, project manager at Google. The design of Google's home page site and searh is thanks to her. Yahoo! still makes billions. 2Q - operating income was over expectations. A restructuring plan to free up investment dollars for growth is well underway.
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