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What’s Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson got to say for himself? Not much.But he did have the nerve to address the troops and tell them to keep their heads down and stay “focused on our customers, our shareholders, our team and moving Yahoo! forward, fast.”
AllThingsD shared a copy of the e-mail Thompson sent to Yahoo employees yesterday. Three sentences. He admitted no wrong doing and offered no sense of apology. He told employees that he was “sure you have seen the reports of questions raised regarding my undergraduate degree.”
He then promised that when the Yahoo board was done reviewing the situation an “appropriate disclosure” would be made to shareholders.
It’s hard to believe that Thompson could keep his job after allowing Yahoo’s board and his previous employer PayPal to believe that he has a computer science degree, when he didn’t.
Thompson’s lack of technical chops is not news to many in the Valley. But now that his CS degree has been revealed to be an absolute sham, Valley engineers are sure to spurn him. Those engineers are the the ruling elite of the computer industry. Tick them off and you’re done for.
If he doesn’t get fired by Yahoo’s board, “moving Yahoo forward” is going to be pretty rough for him.