Many Yahoo (YHOO) engineers were not pleased with the search deal Yahoo struck with Microsoft.
Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz doesn’t want to hear it.
In a memo obtained by BoomTown, we learn that Carol would like Yahoo employees to “stop staring at our navels, stop arguing with each other” and start focusing on the competition.
Crack! goes the whip.
All the work, all the explaining, all the opinions!
I wanted to crawl into a hole and eat chocolate (and of course my knee boo-boo made me feel even sorrier for myself). Making the search decision and driving this much change for us was hard, but it is done.
So I am out of the hole, ready to attack the future. We are Yahoo! 581 MILLION PEOPLE came to us last month. Our audience increased 1.9% month-over-month, faster than the overall Internet population (1.2%).
Our job is to keep growing that audience with a great homepage, great media properties, great communications products and a great search experience. Match that with a compelling advertiser program and voila! We are the largest media property on the Internet.
So get out of the sugar low–we have work to do. Stop staring at our navels, stop arguing with each other. Stop debate, debate, debate, and let’s focus on the competition.
Let’s focus on a great Yahoo! Our average user is just trying to get through the day…looking to find out what’s going on in the big world and their own world. They want their Internet site to be great, and to work. They don’t care about how or about deals. They care that we are a trusted dependable site.
That is our simple mission. Focus on it!!!