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Yahoo CEO lied on his resumé
Posted: 08 May 2012 05:56 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Guess who got caught out adding a degree he doesn’t have. Story here.

Dan Loeb Alleges “Discrepancies” on Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson’s Resume Related to Computer Science Degree

The gloves are now really off in the proxy battle for Yahoo.

In a letter to Yahoo’s board, activist shareholder Dan Loeb of Third Point is alleging that the company’s new CEO Scott Thompson has inaccurately added a computer science degree to his resume.

(Update: Yahoo confirmed that Loeb is correct about Thompson not having such a degree and called it an “inadvertent error.”)

Thompson went to Stonehill College, near Boston, from 1975 to 1979, according to his LinkedIn profile, but it does not specify his degree.

(Second Update: Stonehill College also confirms that Thompson only graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration (Accounting).)

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Posted: 13 May 2012 12:50 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Yahoo CEO to step down. Story here.

Yahoo CEO Thompson to step down after controversy over bio

YAHOO’S embattled CEO Scott Thompson is set to step down from his job at the Silicon Valley internet giant, in what will be a dramatic end to a controversy over a fake computer science degree that he had on his bio, according to multiple sources close to the situation.

The company will apparently say he is leaving for “personal reasons”.

But the evolving crisis, centred on his botched resume and how he handled the thorny issue, is clearly the key reason for the abrupt departure.

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