Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson allowed Yahoo’s board and before that, his previous employer, PayPal, to believe that he has a computer science degree, when in fact he does not.Now Yahoo’s board is reviewing the deception.
Thompson’s lack of technical chops is not news to many in the Valley. We heard a lot of chatter about right after he was hired.
Says one prominent investor: “Startups I know who have dealt with him have always said he wasn’t technically proficient at all.”
Now that his CS degree has been revealed to be a sham, Yahoo’s CEO is going to be severely looked-down upon by the Valley’s engineers – a super class that runs the most successful startups and big companies out there.
Even if he doesn’t get fired by Yahoo’s board, business just got that much more difficult for him.