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[qi:033] Guess who stopped by to give Yahooligans a little pep talk? Steve Jobs! He told the gathering of 300-odd Yahoo (YHOO) vice presidents that they can do anything. The company with one of the largest Internet user bases can do and achieve anything, he apparently […]

[qi:033] Guess who stopped by to give Yahooligans a little pep talk? Steve Jobs! He told the gathering of 300-odd Yahoo (YHOO) vice presidents that they can do anything. The company with one of the largest Internet user bases can do and achieve anything, he apparently told them. (I am channeling a handful of VPs.) He talked about how Apple (AAPL) was down on its luck and made a comeback. Yahooligans were pretty inspired! Now if they made more of their products Mac friendly! More on Steve Jobs’s new gig as motivational speaker later. I am late for my own birthday party! So what’s new!

Update: Kara Swisher has an updated report from the meeting. Apparently it went well, though issues of execution still remain.

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  1. John Paul Mitchell Friday, September 28, 2007

    Happy Birthday, Om!

  2. steve jobs is probably right.

    and doing away with BUs will go a long way to allow mgr.s to take risks and be creative.

  3. Happy Birthday, Om. Hope you have a wonderful birthday. Look forward to catching up live soon.

  4. 300 vice presidents…

    It boggles the mind. No wonder they can’t get anything done any more.

    30 would be too many. A dozen or so would be right.

  5. I was wondering why everyone at Yahoo on LinkedIn was a VP.

    It’s like a financial institution: The only three job titles are Preisdent, VP, and janitor.

  6. StanleyWong.org Friday, September 28, 2007

    Yahoo! & The Eye of the Tiger

    There has been a lot of press about the problems at Yahoo! and their 100 day quest to reinvigorate the company. With all this bad press, one has to remember that Yahoo! has:

    Huge consumer audience – check
    Large advertising base/reach – check
    Number o…

  7. Happy birthday, Om. We’ll have to get you up north of the 49th parallel one of these days.

  8. 300 VP…OMG

    yhoo has become a government company. If you go to San Jose city or Washington DC city or China or India you can see government departments with massive managers doing nothing.

    Fire the VP’s and managers and cut out the red tape – this is the medicine yhoo needs.

  9. Happy b-day, Om!

  10. Happy Birthday Young Man :)

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