Daily Archives: May 4, 2012

Yahoo – Pimped Resume – Should Scott Thompson Be Fired

One of the “major problems” that is dominating the financial and technology news these days is the new Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson. The good man pimped his resume, Yahoo and the board didn’t catch it and everyone more or less important cries foul.

Not that the man was coming from the moon and nobody knew him. Thompson is an accomplished business leader and has quite a reputation for being good on the job. The problem is a degree that found the way on Thompson’s resume and obviously doesn’t belong there. Now the discussion is going on if the man should be dismissed by the company.

To be quite honest, if they hired him for the degree that is discussed, there are better choices to make and Scott Thompson shouldn’t have the job. Meaning, lots of people have better degrees. Those that support firing claim he had lied. Well, yes, looks like he did. And as a leader of a public company he is not supposed to do that, so they claim. If he should not manage a public company because he lied in a minor case, then there are also bigger fish to fry. Yahoo has other worries at this point and this entire story is not worth time, money, resources and whatever else is invested.

I am writing this not in support of lying, but this appears hypocritical to me. There were other guys in recent times that got away with much bigger fibs, including the fitting excuses. How about starting there in order to set the tone?  After all, Yahoo already made a statement, everything is an “inadvertent error”. Well, that sounds better as “we didn’t know, I don’t know” or other excuses that were made for much bigger swindles. Close the book and get to work, all of you.

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Lawrence Lessig: Don’t want another SOPA – Get money out of politics

https://twitter.com/#!/TMStreetAnalyst/status/198542088999141377

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Facebook’s Untapped Potential – Infographic

After releasing Q1 earnings, Facebook doubter’s voiced concerns about the company’s future results, especially after the IPO. This Infographic shows “sleeping” potential for the company and could brighten up Facebook’s future. Take a look…

Infographic courtesy of Statista

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The Chinese Art Market is Dominating – Infographic

What a lot of people with not so much understanding of art wouldn’t believe is shown on this infographic. The art market is dominated by Chinese art.

Infographic courtesy of Statista

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Who Makes What on Facebook’s IPO? – Infographic

There is a lot of hype in the air about Facebook’s IPO. One of the major questions is, who is going to make what and how much on this much anticipated IPO. This Infographic will give some info.

Infographic courtesy of Statista

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The History of Encryption – Infographic

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Mashable, 05/04/2012 Trying to protect sensitive personal information from prying eyes is not something particular to the digital age — it’s just human nature…More

Sources: dashlane, visual.ly, mashable

The Amazing Spider Man – Official Trailer