It seems that every news and tech site is simultaneously reporting the news that Carol Bartz, CEO of Yahoo!, is no longer with the company. The New York Timesreports Bartz, in a message to employees, wrote: “I am very sad to tell you that I’ve just been fired over the phone by Yahoo’s chairman of the board.”
Carol Bartz joined Yahoo in January 2009. In December of 2010, she was at 92Y with Norman Pearlstine, chairman of Bloomberg Businessweek, as part of the Captains of Industry series. In frank discussion of her career, Bartz discussed working for 3M—where she was fired from her job before she even started, Groupon’s valuation, employee turnover at Yahoo!, laughing off a merger between Aol and Yahoo!, and more. Watch video highlights below.
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