A Year Later, Yahoo’s CEO Gives Herself A B-Minus

Next week will be Yahoo CEO, Carol Bartz‘s, one-year anniversary at Yahoo. It has been a long year for Yahoo, between the Microsoft deal and closing down or selling many of their products – Bartz has been at the center of most of the praise and debate.

In a Bloomberg piece, Bartz said during an interview that she gives herself a B-minus for her past year’s work at Yahoo. She told reporters, “It was a little tougher internally than I think I had anticipated, I did move fast, but this is a big job.”

Bartz expects Yahoo to see a growth in sales and profit in 2010. Many, including myself, miss the old Yahoo, but we do hope Yahoo survives and prospers in 2010.

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  • http://www.Match.ccom simons1321

    A “B-” ?!?! She’s supposed to be the new face of Yahoo, the representation of Yahoo’s business and employees! If she’s a B- … what is everyone else below her??? This just seems like she’s admitting defeat. I don’t think any CEO should ever be this self-critical in public. I would hate to be a Yahoo stock holder right now.

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