Am actually glad to see the transition. But one thing Jerry Yang should know and I would ask the next CEO to do (I know I would if the position comes to me) he's not Chief Yahoo anymore. In fact he's not welcome on company property any longer. You step down after driving the company into the ground, you're out. Time for new blood in the chair and at the boardroom table as well. New Board, New Leadership, New ideas, and new gains.
Employees FIRST, then CLIENTs, THEN INVESTORS. Yes it's a public company, but without the employees to run it you're screwed. Without the clients buying the products, you're screwed more, and without the investors to help move things along to support that vision with some cash...you're closed. You can please all of them, but it takes passion and vision. Two things that have been sadly lacking at Yahoo.
I challenge any incoming CEO candidate to match me: http://is.gd/82O7
I am ready to come in and make changes and turn the company around. All I need is the backing of the board and some others out there. Icahn are you reading this? If so...let's talk.
Michael Murdock, CEO
former Apple CEO Candidate 1997
"Indecision is the basis of flexibility" -- button at a Science Fiction convention.