Yahoo has hired itself a hot new CEO, the former PayPal president Scott Thompson. At a critical point in the company's history, some fast, decisive and powerful things must be done immediately as he takes up the post.
Think the scrutiny of managing the Yahoo fishbowl is unnerving? Maybe you wouldn't be fazed by having all those eyes on you if you'd grown up with pig eyeballs on your dinner plate. The CEO of Yahoo on the challenges of leading, making mistakes, and cursing people out.
It's hard to think of a more daunting job than succeeding Jerry Yang as CEO of Yahoo after the company's stock dropped from $33 to $12 during the last year of his tenure. But Carol Bartz has done it before.
I had the complete joy this past Sunday of having absolutely nothing to do. It was pouring rain, SeamlessWeb delivered bagels and coffee directly to my door, and my husband and his best friend had plans to watch nonstop football.