What a great summary of the history of Yahoo! Thank you for writing it as it answered a lot of my lingering questions about them.
I have a couple of additional take-aways or 🔑 points.
- Yahoo! Leadership never decided whether or not they were a media company or a pure tech company. They half-heartedly pursued both. I believe that contributed to the lack of an engineering culture.
- I believe the professional professionals concept relates directly to a study on CEO pay and company performance. The examples of huge payouts to corrosive leaders is clear.
- Culture matters.