JOBSEARCH: Fired by phone

Yahoo CEO Bartz fired over the phone, rocky run ends
By Alexei Oreskovic and Edwin Chan
SAN FRANCISCO | Wed Sep 7, 2011 10:44am EDT

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(Reuters) – Yahoo Inc Chairman Roy Bostock fired CEO Carol Bartz over the phone on Tuesday, ending a tumultuous tenure marked by stagnation and a rift with Chinese partner Alibaba.

Chief Financial Officer Tim Morse will step in as interim CEO, and the company will search for a permanent leader to spearhead a battle in online advertising and content with rivals Google Inc and Facebook.

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By phone!

That’s low class.

But this should be a lesson to EVERY employee, it could be you.

You have be the CEO of your own biz and have multiple income streams.

It brings back on of my favorite lessons:

“You’re only assured of the last paycheck that you cashed.”

Forget that at your peril.

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TECHNOLOGY: Make Wind Power Cheaper

Japanese Innovation Could Make Wind Power Cheaper Than Nuclear
Fukushima Kyushu University wind lens wind power
by Eric Limer | 11:18 am, August 31st, 2011

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Wind lens construction and installation, compared to constructing additional pylons windmills, is trivial, and while the extra toll on turbines could require more maintenance, it is again trivial compared to building more windmills. In short, wind lenses could make wind energy a possible alternative to traditional power sources instead of just a supplement like it is today.

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Interesting for two reasons:

Directly, if wind power can be made equivalent to nukes, then why wouldn’t we do it. It’d be cheaper.

Indirectly, why is this significant work being done in Japan? Where are the scientists and engineers in the USA?


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