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We just published a post that quotes an agency executive saying he doesn’t understand why Yahoo’s board hired a guy with no media experience, Scott Thompson, as its new CEO.A brief reminder: Just because an advertising executive doesn’t like him, doesn’t mean Thompson isn’t a good pick.
In fact, there’s a pretty commonly held view in Silicon Valley that the best CEOs are in fact the ones the sales-y types don’t like.
One proponent of this view is Steve Jobs, who told his biographer: “When sales guys run the company, product guys don’t matter so much, and a lot of them just turn off.”
More on Thompson’s arrival: