Yahoo Lesson

Useful Lessons We Can Learn from the Demise of Yahoo

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Yahoo, a twenty-one-year-old web pioneer, was acquired recently by Verizon for $4.8 billion. Once valued at more than $125 billion at the height of the dotcom boom, it passed on opportunities to buy Facebook, YouTube and Skype. The company has always suffered from identity confusion. It was never sure whether its business was search, media, email […]

When Workers Fear Asking Questions, Nothing Gets Better

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The truth is that most people are afraid to ask questions—whether from years of conditioning within a company or plain old human nature. Whatever natural curiosity they had as children tends to get discouraged in most large organizations. Leaders assume following the status quo is the right way to go and are not interested in […]