Embracing a Reinvention Opportunity
By studying Carol Bartz' prospects as Yahoo's new CEO, executives across the technology industry can enhance their own reinvention strategies.
By Nilofer Merchant, Rubicon Consulting
For many of us in the tech industry, Yahoo is more than a company, it's a Silicon Valley icon. By putting in the kind of strong management Carol Bartz represents, I hope the board is signaling the company's intent to reinvent itself and thrive once again.
Since the days when I worked with Bartz at Autodesk, I have gone on to form a strategy consulting firm that is defined by the diversity and experience of its members. We're all tech industry veterans, and we each have unique perspectives on what it will take for Yahoo to succeed. Importantly, Yahoo's opportunities speak to opportunities that every tech firm faces. We believe that all new executives can learn from the experience Bartz is about to have.
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