What type of CEO do you think Yahoo needs? Calm and steady, or someone with more flair and willing to take risks?
According to the WSJ, Yahoo could be close to choosing a CEO that’s a safe bet, rather than a gamble.
Among candidates still under consideration is Carol Bartz, the former chief executive officer of Autodesk Inc., a publicly traded company that builds design software used in engineering. She’s “on the list,” said a person familiar with the matter…[and] would indicate that Yahoo is looking for a steady hand who has run a public company over someone with Internet and online advertising experience.
As the search continues, I can’t help compare it to the annual football coaching shuffle, which happens this time of year. Will the AD/manager pick someone on the rise? Someone with proven experience? Or, pick the offense coordinator in-situ–which rarely gets anyone excited.
What type of CEO do you think Yahoo needs right now?
PS. Carol Bartz should be grateful she wasn’t fired just for interviewing!