Friday, January 16, 2009

Carol Bartz: Friggin

Yahoo’s New Chief Makes a Decisive First Appearance
Published: January 15, 2009

SAN FRANCISCO — When Carol Bartz made her debut in front of analysts, investors and reporters as Yahoo’s new chief executive Tuesday, one thing became immediately apparent: if nothing else, Yahoo’s leadership style had taken a 180-degree turn.

In sharp contrast to Jerry Yang, Yahoo’s soft- spoken co-founder who preceded her as chief executive, Ms. Bartz delivered a short, sharp and at times combative speech. She took only three questions, one of which she partly dismissed as “a lot of nonsense.” She used a mild expletive to demand that Yahoo be given some “breathing room.” ...
So, I looked her up on YouTube to hopefully hear for myself. Unfortunately, I didn't find the specific context. But I think the following is close enough. Friggin? That's pretty mild. :-)

Carol Bartz: Pyramids, Not Ladders

1 comment:

jadedj said...

It would seem, you know, that, you know, articulation is not, you know, one of her, you know, fortes, you know.

Ladders and pyramids...yawn.