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Old 07/09/2011, 02:07 PM
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Had a read through this article http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-14816077

The company faces tough competition from Google and Facebook but the very person they hired to bring radical innovation seems to be some ST type judging by the picture.

ISTp maybe? If so, would ISTp be really up for this job?
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Old 07/09/2011, 03:52 PM
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So ST's aren't capable of renovation in theory?
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Renovation or innovation?
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Old 07/09/2011, 03:56 PM
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Sorry I meant innovation.
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I doubt. In the article it says she has done lots of cost-cutting, hardly an innovation.
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Old 07/09/2011, 05:00 PM
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This is a particular ST type. I am asking whether this can be generalized to all ST types.
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Great thread!

I had a look at her wikipedia page

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carol_Bartz

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She became CEO of Autodesk in 1992. According to Forbes, Bartz "transformed Autodesk from an aimless maker of PC software into a leader of computer-aided design software, targeting architects and builders."[6] She is credited with instituting and promoting Autodesk's "3F" or "fail fast-forward" concept – the idea of moulding a company to risk failure in some missions, but to be resilient and move on quickly when failure occurs.[7] She stepped down as CEO in 2006 and became the executive chairwoman of the board.[8] Autodesk net revenue substantially increased during her tenure.
I don't know what that means but the bolded part might suggest some innovation on her part?

I tried to find out what exactly she did there to make it a success - a little digging for now but it all seems a bit vague:

http://wtnnews.com/articles/1259/

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Bartz began each lecture with some background information about her life, and some details about her company. For example: AutoDesk is on track to bring in $1.2 billion in sales this year. Software made by engineers at AutoDesk has been used to create special effects used in movies like Lord of the Rings and Matrix, in television commercials, and in the composition of television shows.
It seems you might be right because from what I can tell it was the software engineers at AutoDesk that did all the innovation - she just sold it to people.


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Rob Hof of Business Week was skeptical that Bartz or anyone else could save the company: "... it's not yet clear if Bartz can turn Yahoo around no matter how good she may be."[12]
I do have an urge to agree with this person, yahoo intuitively seems like a sinking ship. How can anyone compete with google and facebook? Guess that's what she got paid the bigs bucks for - to find out.
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Yahoo needs a big idea I suppose. They have money they have resources, but copying what Google and Facebook are doing and trying to do it better is suicide.
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Yahoo needs a big idea I suppose. They have money they have resources, but copying what Google and Facebook are doing and trying to do it better is suicide.
I don't know about Google but there's a lot to link Facebook with CIA funding. If it's true I doubt anyone can compete with federal backing.
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Yahoo needs a big idea I suppose.
Fancy giving your N wheels a go?

Here's one of my suggestions - Yahoo news should start reporting alternative news, rather than the usual MSM. Think how revitalised they would be if they started reporting on experts and viewpoints, news, events from such things as 9/11, the banking stranglehold, war on 'terror'; their ratings would go through the roof and they'd be tapping into a growing market.
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Meh I think they should switch to gaming and everything gaming. This is hot now, websites that cover gaming climb to the top very quickly. Sell review host you name it. But it is not radical idea, it is more that thery are big and there is no 'the gaming' website out there.
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^ It's a good idea, but what happens if gaming fails? I know nothing about gaming anyway (sorry if you or others are computer games fans - don't know if that's sacriledge! ), but to me that's like becoming a niche, as it stands just now news is one of the features it offers at the mo - maybe could have a yahoo games website offshoot, as if we could solve it (OK - as if I could solve it)...
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When it starts falling you start looking for the next big thing. But tbh I cannot see how it can fall in the near future. more smartphones and handheld computers more powerful computers and consoles better internet connection for online gaming and in general a lot of money invested in gaming all over the world.
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When it starts falling you start looking for the next big thing. But tbh I cannot see how it can fall in the near future. more smartphones and handheld computers more powerful computers and consoles better internet connection for online gaming and in general a lot of money invested in gaming all over the world.
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Applying for the job?
Meh, don't fancy getting fired on the phone
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Meh, don't fancy getting fired on the phone
Yeah, LOLed when I read that. Says a lot about the leadership! Congrats Yahoo! Wohoo!
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Yeah? Can get fired badly in person or well on the telephone: once you're gone you're gone, what matters is the severance package.
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Yeah? Can get fired badly in person or well on the telephone: once you're gone you're gone, what matters is the severance package.
You're sooooo greedy! *chuckles

True, it doesn't matter when you get fired. It DOES matter when you apply for a new job , though.
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This game is good

http://www.helihobby.com/v/html/helicopter_game.asp

Yahoo should be doing this sort of caper
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