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  •  I think Yahoo's up against it (2+ / 0-)
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    cassandracarolina, jayden

    There's the story of Steve Jobs redesigning Pixar to physically prevent compartmentalization. Maybe Mayer wants an "all hands on deck" for taking Yahoo in a direction that isn't it's current one-way-ticket-to-doom. Maybe she's an arrogant young zillionaire who enjoys pushing people around but I doubt that would be enough of a motivator to override the engineers instinct to try and make it work.

    Yahoo had first mover advantage against Google. They blew it. No one yahoos anything, everyone in the world googles. (lower case verbs) Part of turning around a multi decade company that hasn't gotten anything (except some code releases) right might be shaking up the company culture.

    FWIW I freelance in web dev, almost all of it from home (or shared semi-informal office spaces). I've been very upfront with clients that it's usually much more expensive to have me on site as, at my bottom feeder level, it almost always means I end up sitting around on the clock because the client needs to think out loud and take phone calls and bang things off a "designer". But I get needing to have people face to face. Full time telecommute for projects the size of Yahoo can be very problematic. It's not a question of making working processes more efficient, it's a question of finding a reason to still be around in a couple of years.

    If you didn't like the news today, go out and make some of your own.

    by jgnyc on Mon Feb 25, 2013 at 06:04:25 PM PST

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