Jerry Yang’s Decision to Leave Yahoo Was His Own — Even If It Was Inevitable

Jerry Yang’s Decision to Leave Yahoo Was His Own — Even If It Was Inevitable: Yes, he jumped, even though being pushed was surely looming on the horizon ahead.

But the decision of Yahoo Co-founder, former CEO and director Jerry Yang to leave Yahoo was indeed sudden, with the board meeting just this morning about the issue.

It was so sudden, in fact, that Yahoo’s key execs — including its communications arm — had only a few minutes heads up to what is arguably one of the more momentous events in the history of the Silicon Valley Internet giant.

In fact, newly installed CEO Scott Thompson was in Los Angeles in a previously planned visit to meet his new staffers, said multiple sources, forcing him to participate in the board meeting from there.

As it turns out, according to numerous sources, Yang had had enough and had finally realized that perhaps the many players in the ongoing Yahoo drama inside and outside the company had also had enough of him. Continue Reading…

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