With Yahoo’s Bartz out, these 4 tech CEOs should have their golden parachutes strapped on tightly

“With Carol Bartz out at Yahoo!, the list of CEOs on the brink shrinks to four,” Scott Moritz writes for TheStreet.

“Bartz’s nearly three year run as Yahoo! chief came to an end Tuesday when she received a call from Yahoo! chairman Roy Bostock, who apparently told her it was time for a change,” Moritz writes. “But Bartz isn’t alone… Here are four other tech CEOs in the hot seat who may get a similar call from their boards. The ranking is in order of stock declines for the year.”

4. Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer (Microsoft is down 8% so far this year.)
3. Cisco CEO John Chambers (Cisco is down 24% this year.)
2. HP CEO Leo Apotheker (HP is down 44% this year.)
1. RIM half-CEOs Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis (RIM has dropped 46% this year so far.)

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Leave Ballmer alone! He just needs more time to implement his strategy, which we like. We like it a lot. Microsoft shareholders and board members should remain catatonic and let Ballmer run the show for as long as it takes!

 

21 Comments

  1. “Leave Ballmer alone! He just needs more time to implement his strategy, which we like. We like it a lot.”

    The damage, irreversible as it is, has been done. Ballmer’s contribution to Apple’s success is complete. There is nothing left to wait for, except the sound of a falling tree.

  2. I heard that Steve Balmer has decided to “let it all hang out” (a disgusting thought, actually) and rebrand Microsoft’s cloud initiative “Stupidity Plus”, a name that should resonate with Microsoft customers worldwide.

  3. I think MDN needs to bust out the iCal and make with Moritz’s email address so we can bombard him with “so explain this moronic, off-base, and proven to be completely incorrect” emails.

  4. MacDailyNews Take: Leave Ballmer alone! He just needs more time to implement his strategy, which we like. We like it a lot. Microsoft shareholders and board members should remain catatonic and let Ballmer run the show for as long as it takes!

    That never gets old. . . Leave Uncle Fester alone!

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