A couple of weeks ago the Yahoo’s Board of Directors fired CEO Carol Bartz after roughly 33 months on the job. I can’t say I was surprised. Yahoo has been a rudderless ship for a long time. Now it being reported that Yahoo’s Board may be putting the company up for sale.
I thought now might be a decent time to take a look at how Yahoo got this way. Founded by Jerry Yang and David Filo in 1994, Yahoo was one of the earliest and most successful of the pre-Google search engines. However somewhere along the way Yahoo lost its vision and sight of the future.