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Yahoo! CEO's resume padding

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Stitch, May 9, 2012.

  1. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    Has anyone followed the story of Yahoo! CEO Scott Thompson who listed having a B.S. in Computer Science and Accounting when he only has a B.S. in Business Administration with an emphasis in accounting?

    The Yahoo! board member who chaired the search committee that hired Thompson is stepping down.

    http://online.wSportsJournalists.com/article/SB10001424052702304451104577392184089264016.html

    One question I have is how can you not know what college degree you have?
     
  2. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    It's been an unmitigated disaster since last week. Anyone else would have been fired long ago.
     
  3. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Sounds like a whole lotta BS!
     
  4. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    He's been lying about it for years.

    http://allthingsd.com/20120509/technations-gunn-says-she-and-yahoo-ceo-talked-about-their-cs-degrees-before-2009-show-video-and-audio/?refcat=media
     
  5. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    BFD. If he's doing a good job (and I have no idea how his job performance rates), who cares?
     
  6. Azrael

    Azrael Active Member


    Well played.
     
  7. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    He hasn't been doing a good job. The whole reason this came out was a background search by a hedge-fund manager who is a major stakeholder and wants him gone.
     
  8. Killick

    Killick Well-Known Member

    I wonder if they checked his W2's as well.
     
  9. qtlaw

    qtlaw Well-Known Member

    The Board member who vetted him also padded her resume and she's stepping down.

    This is bad, he claimed a comp sci degree 4 years before the school even offered that degree.
     
  10. jackfinarelli

    jackfinarelli Member


    Trust but verify...
     
  11. Point of Order

    Point of Order Active Member

    What a tangled web we weave...
     
  12. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    The worst part is they used Google to bring him down.
     
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