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Leadership (or lack thereof) begins at the top

Yahoo! CEO (and liar) Scott Thompson. On May 3, activist shareholder Dan Loeb pointed out that Yahoo! CEO Scott Thompson never obtained a degree in computer science, despite what his official Yahoo! bio claims. (The bio has since been altered.) Apparently, Thompson has been lying about his credentials for at least ten years. When Thompson worked for eBay (as CTO of the PayPal division), his bio contained the statement: "Scott received a bachelor’s in accounting and computer science from Stonehill College.
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Here's What Happened When We Got On The Phone With Ex-Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson (YHOO)

Technology / Technology Industry News : Silicon Alley Insider (2 years ago)

Scott Thompson is the former Yahoo CEO who lost his job because he was fighting a proxy war with hedge fund manager Dan Loeb. Loeb's key to victory was discovering that Thompson's official bio listed a computer science degree that T... Read Post

One Week Later, Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson Still Hasn't Explained Himself (YHOO)

Technology / Technology Industry News : Silicon Alley Insider (3 years ago)

A week after Yahoo shareholder Dan Loeb blew up his spot, Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson still hasn't explained to shareholders or employees why his bio said, for years, that he had a computer science degree, when in fact he does not. A w... Read Post

The Future of Yahoo: What Daniel Loeb Really Wants

Technology : ReadWriteWeb (3 years ago)

Last week it was revealed that current Yahoo! CEO Scott Thompson had falsified his résumé, by including a degree in computer science that he never earned. The man who dug up this piece of dirt was hedge fund manager Daniel Loeb, who... Read Post


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