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rog007

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3,503 posts

111 months

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Saturday 5th May 2012 quote quote all
Spotted this in the news which is a timely reminder to resist temptation:

"Yahoo! Inc. is under pressure from Third Point LLC, one of its largest investors, to dismiss Chief Executive Officer Scott Thompson for failing to correct false academic information on his biography.
Third Point, which is fighting for representation on Yahoo’s board because it says the company is poorly managed, said Yahoo should “terminate Mr. Thompson for cause immediately,” after his resume erroneously said he had a degree in computer science. Yahoo is reviewing the matter.
The investor highlighted the discrepancies in Thompson’s record on May 3, and yesterday complained that Yahoo isn’t responding adequately. The dispute adds to challenges facing Yahoo, which is struggling to revive growth and stem customer losses. The company hired Thompson from EBay Inc. in January after ousting his predecessor, Carol Bartz, who failed to gird Yahoo against threats from Google Inc. and Facebook Inc.
“It is so clear-cut whether one has a degree or not that it is a deliberate lie and the only reason to do it is to misrepresent yourself,” said Janice Bellace, professor of legal studies and business ethics at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. “The board should certainly be looking at his capacity to lead the company and the example he sets for others in the company.”

http://mobile.bloomberg.com/news/2012-05-05/yahoo-...

rog007

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3,503 posts

111 months

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Sunday 13th May 2012 quote quote all
And so it came to pass...

"The chief executive of computer firm Yahoo is to step down after accusations that a fake computer science degree was included on his CV, reports say."



http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-18053577

swerni

22,701 posts

97 months

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Monday 14th May 2012 quote quote all
It happened to one of the directors of Veritas a few years ago.

Quite ironic really smile

Puggit

33,449 posts

135 months

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Monday 14th May 2012 quote quote all
swerni said:
It happened to one of the directors of Veritas a few years ago.

Quite ironic really smile
CFO, no less.

NorthernBoy

6,216 posts

144 months

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Monday 14th May 2012 quote quote all
I must admit, if a member of staff turned out to have made up a degree, or faked their exam grades, I'd want them out of the door without their feet touching the floor.
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