Hi all. Yes, it’s been a while. Work stuff. Insanely busy. Do forgive me.
I really don’t know why this one thing has stuck in my craw so much lately, but I keep getting irritated at the Yahoo telework thing. Perhaps it’s because I have a one hour commute and am trying to start a family myself. Perhaps it’s because I hate what I perceive to be hypocritical behaviour in powerful people. Perhaps I’m a misogynist and I just hate female CEO’s! This is an adventure of self-discovery!
Let’s test that last theory real quick. Female CEO, female CEO, who else is a female CEO?
Meg Whitman! Do I hate Meg Whitman?
…yes, actually, yes I do. Crap.
At any rate. the Yahoo telework decision is a bad one, for two reasons. First, Silicon Valley is known for family friendliness. It’s hard enough for an aged player like Yahoo to attract talent in a world of startups and stock options, and now they’re going to try to recruit without any telework? At that point you may as well just admit that you’re not actually going to recruit anyone, just innovate through acquisition. This isn’t necessarily a bad idea in general, but historically Yahoo has been terrible at it regardless of who’s at the helm.