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Bartz Firing

Friday, Sep. 9, 2011

Since Yahoo! fired CEO Carol Bartz Tuesday, her no-expletives-deleted response has surprised many observers.  But Center Executive Director Kirk O. Hanson told the San Jose Mercury News, that her reaction was "a sign of a failed relationship that certainly precedes the last two days. The origins of this have to be months ago, but may actually have started with the hiring."

Reporter Pete Carey writes, "CEOs typically 'resign' by saying their goals have been accomplished or it's time to 'move on.... But behind the veil is many a bitter struggle."

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