You know I have been over you, Yahoo. You have disappointed me time and time again.
But now you have my eye again.
I love the way you kicked Carol to the curb. She has been whiny since the beginning. Nothing is her fault. Everybody around her is to blame. I know that’s the strategy for staying alive in your job these days. But it’s so annoying and boring.
The only thing better you could have done was to fire her through your company-wide email list firstname.lastname@example.org. She apparently thought it was appropriate to bring the kids into the fight. Nobody is really into being classy around your parts. You could have had a lot more fun with that than a simple written-out phone call. If she hadn’t picked up would you have left a voicemail? That would have been pretty sweet.
But that’s all "Jersey Shore" drama under the bridge. Let's talk about next season.
This is a great moment for you. You are at a crossroads that could significantly change the future of your company. You can either continue down the same MySpace-inspired road you are on. Or you can turn right down a new road.
It's not hard. It doesn’t take a genius to figure out how to make this work.
Here are five easy steps to get yourself out of your death spiral:
You have a really easy choice. You have two options:
Please pick option two. The world is filled with mediocre, hollow companies. Today is your chance to change all that at Yahoo. Be great.
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March 19, 2014