Carol Bartz in February 2011. Image by Getty.
“Nothing in his life became him like the leaving it,” Malcolm observes of the executed Thane of Cawdor in Macbeth and the same could be said of Carol Bartz, the abruptly dismissed chief executive of Yahoo. Read more
As a journalist, I appreciate people who are straight talkers – and agree with Lucy Kellaway’s praise of Steve Jobs’ pithiness – but Carol Bartz at Yahoo has been taking it too far.
Kara Swisher suggests that the Yahoo board has doubts about Ms Bartz, and may be manoevreing to find a successor. Among other things, it is apparently worried about internal instability and Ms Bartz’s well-known bluntness (including a penchant for swearing in public). Read more