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Yahoo!’s CEO Scott Thompson Likely Out

Yahoo!’s CEO Scott Thompson Likely Out

Let this be a lesson to all you recent college grads: It doesn’t pay to lie about your degree. Just ask Yahoo! CEO Scott Thompson, who got caught with a bogus computer science degree on his resume. After an embarrassing week of halfway acknowledging the untruth, Kara Swisher of All Things D reports that Thompson is on his way out as CEO.

Swisher reports that the official line will be that Thompson is leaving for personal reasons--a recently-discovered illness. (Any wagers on whether that “illness” is a guilt-induced ulcer?) A valuable lesson we can all learn from Thompson’s Worst Week Ever is that if you screw up, how you handle the fallout from it is just as important, if not moreso. He botched it, and apparently his distinctly un-CEO-like behavior in dealing with it contributed to his impending dismissal.


Scott Thompson, (the more than likely former) CEO of Yahoo!

The Yahoo! board will have to meet today to seal the deal, but come Monday, it’s looking like Thompson will be out on the street. Ross Levinsohn, Yahoo!’s global media head, will likely take the interim CEO role, and Fred Amoroso will become chairman of the board.

Thompson didn’t last long at Yahoo!; he took the CEO gig just months ago, in January. Just months after conducting a search that netted Yahoo! Thompson (to replace former CEO Carol Bartz), the company will have to ramp up the same process again. Between the CEO shuffle and laying off 2,000 workers, this has not been Yahoo!’s year.
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This is rich! They hire a CEO and don't verify his resume, WOW!!!!

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A person running a cash register at Walmart, I can see not checking out their resume, but a person running a multi-millions dollar company, you should do a better job checking him out. He should be fired along with whoever in the HR department who should have vetted him.

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Nice! who ever was on the board of hiring probaly is kicking themselves right now.

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Oh my that's just great. Definitely not a good idea to lie on resume because the truth is bound to come out in the end. Plus I am sure they can hold him legally responsible for some things. I am waiting for Yahoo! to wither and die because that will probably be what happens eventually.

They should have taken the deal Microsoft offered them a while ago.

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LMFAO, i cracked up when i read this. you would expect a big company like them to do their work...

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Yeahhh... as all the comments are pointing out stuff like this should be verified somehow and the interviewer or the background checker or whoever is in charge of that should be hold some responsibility as well. Not good practice for HR people or for people applying to jobs. Lesson learned HH.

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Hmm, reminds me, I should probably remove knowing C++ from my resume. I used it a lot in college, but I don't remember it anymore. lol can I say "learning curve for C++ will be lower for me than some other people" on my resume?

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