Interesting times at Yahoo
In sharp contrast to Jerry Yang, Yahoo’s soft- spoken co-founder who preceded her as chief executive, Ms. Bartz delivered a short, sharp and at times combative speech. She took only three questions, one of which she partly dismissed as “a lot of nonsense.” She used a mild expletive to demand that Yahoo be given some “breathing room.”
And Ms. Bartz made it clear she would have no patience for the crowd of analysts, pundits and armchair chief executives who have been counseling Yahoo on what to do. “That’s going to stop,” Ms. Bartz said.