Advice still pouring in for Yahoo's BartzPaul Pendergrass over at the New York Times has written an open letter or “Rescue Memo” to Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz entitled “Please Stop the Moxie Until the Deal Is Landed.”
He offers six tips for Bartz, my favorite of which tells her to watch her friggin’ mouth. “The difference in scrutiny applied to the head of Autodesk versus the head of Yahoo is similar to the difference of scrutiny applied to the governor of Alaska versus the vice presidential nominee of the Republican Party,” he wrote.
But on a more serious note, he warns her to stop worrying about leaked memos because at Yahoo there’s no such thing as “internal.” He also instructs her to take 60 days before making big business decisions and says that perhaps not knowing as much as Yang did about the company could actually work to her advantage.
And finally, keep negotiating with Microsoft and “as soon as the ink on the deal is dry, then you can let the moxie flow.”
You can read the entire memo here.
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