Scott McNealy Should Be CEO Of Yahoo

Posted: June 12, 2007 in Uncategorized
YHOO shareholder meeting kicks off in less than an hour.
 
Shareholders and journalists alike continue their outcry against current YHOO CEO Terry Semel.  (Here and here and here and here and here, well, you get the picture.)
 
As Ricky would say to Lucy, "You got some ‘splaining to do."
 
With this said, maybe it’s best to conclude that Terry Semel is probably a capable guy just in the wrong job.
 
But who’s right for the job?
 
How killer would it be if Scott McNealy took over the reins at Yahoo?!
 
It’s too much fun to think of all the great reasons why this would be spectacular.
 
Scott is:
 
*  A great and respected technologist/visionary
 
*  Already considered a hall-of-fame industry spokesperson… he’s a natural magnet for press… as entertaining a showman as Jobs or Ballmer
 
*  Already knows what it’s like to run a major league technology company
 
*  Has never been accused of shareholder abuse
 
*  Is available
 
*  And last but not least:  McNealy vs. Schmidt… what a great story… old founders and friends now competitors, probably each with something to prove
 
The interesting observation is McNealy is everything that Semel isn’t… and everything that YHOO desperately needs right now to survive and thrive.
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