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  • Yahoo: Now Losing Its Most Valuable Asset — Its People

    If you’re not growing, if you’re not giving people challenging things to work on, if you’re not holding out the promise of creating some personal wealth during one of the frothiest technology markets in modern history.

    To the catalog of problems facing Yahoo Inc., add employees like Greg Cohn.

    Mr. Cohn joined Yahoo six years ago as a business strategist, working his way up to become a senior director in charge of generating revenue for new initiatives. He says he is a believer in the onetime Internet pioneer, and that he considers its current management the strongest of any since he arrived.

    Even so, Mr. Cohn left Yahoo in October to start a technology company of his own.

    “If you’re not growing, if you’re not giving people challenging things to work on, if you’re not holding out the promise of creating some personal wealth during one of the frothiest technology markets in modern history, and if your people don’t ultimately believe in your ability to deliver across that whole spectrum, you’re toast,” Mr. Cohn said of Yahoo’s challenge in retaining workers.

    Mr. Cohn’s assessment underscores the dilemma facing Yahoo loyalists, as the company’s future hangs in the balance.

    Since Yahoo fired Chief Executive Carol Bartz in September, its board has been considering proposals from several private-equity firms to take a controlling stake in the company, even as it searches for a new CEO.

    Read Full Article in Wall Street Journal.com

    Good luck.

    Calvin Wilson
    Founder and CEO
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    calvin.wilson1@verizon.net
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