Tag Archives: Yahoo!

Too Busy to Innovate

I've begun to wonder if the concept of innovation in large corporation is an exercise in pointless navel gazing. And no, this isn't another bashing of brainstorming, or a recent conversion based on my experiences with faulty innovation logic. No, the challenge to innovation is based on the recent development of a core strength: focus, efficiency, time management.

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Why Yahoo Investors Should Worry about Marissa Mayer

Marissa Mayer created a firestorm this week by issuing an email requiring all employees who work from home to begin daily commuting to Yahoo offices. Some folks are saying this is going to be a blow to long-term employees, hamper productivity and will harm the company. Others are saying this will improve communications and cooperation, thin out unproductive employees and help Yahoo.

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Rise and Fall of Innovation at Yahoo!

Can people really innovate when they have to tend to all of their day-to-day responsibilities? Unfortunately, people don't get promoted for being innovative, they get promoted for getting stuff done, developing people, and meeting or exceeding goals or stretch targets. If people are busy making sure they do all that, when are they supposed to innovate?

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Watch Out – Executives Talking About Innovation

I'm upset about all the false promises and hot air I'm hearing right now, and I'm not even talking about the presidential race. I'm talking about all the misguided talk by executives about "innovation". Yesterday's NPR interview with new Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson provides an excellent example. I don't know Scott Thompson and I have no animus toward Yahoo, or for any of its competitors, so what I am about to write should be viewed in the light of a neutral observer trying to wrap his head around some "innovation" claims.

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Yahoo! and AOL

Two Losers Don’t Make a Winner by Adam Hartung Summary: Creating value requires growth, not cost reductions Yahoo and AOL have no growth, and no new market development plans Yahoo and AOL lack the resources to battle existing competitors Google and Apple Don’t invest in Yahoo or AOL individually, or if they merge Companies that generate high valuation, like Apple, ...

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