Saturday, May 19, 2012

How to Lose All Credibility

Of all the tech stories in the news this week, the one I find most interesting is how Scott Thompson lost his job as CEO of Yahoo!.
  1. He lied on his resume.
  2. When a journalist mentioned his degree in accounting & computer science, he didn't correct her.
  3. When the lie was discovered, he blamed the executive recruiting firm that he worked with in 2000. That firm promptly issued a denial and provided information to Yahoo! about his 2000 resume.
  4. He never admitted that, well, he lied.
  5. He told his board that he had "minor surgery," but not that it was minor surgery for thyroid cancer. Thyroid cancer is pretty curable, but WTF?

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