Monthly Archives: November 2008

杨致远辞任Yahoo CEO邮件:我终生流淌着紫色的血(2008年)




  我想通知大家我们刚刚宣布的一条消息:我与董事会成员达成协议,将启动雅虎继任CEO的甄选程序。我们的董事会主席Roy Bostock先生将充分考虑全体董事会成员的意见,确定并评估继任CEO的候选人。董事会将评估并考虑公司内外部的合适人选,并已委托海德思哲国际咨询公司协助。

  我也将参与寻找我的继任者,在董事会推选出新的CEO前,我将继续担任CEO之职。一旦继任者人选确定,我将回归“雅虎酋长” 头衔,以董事会成员的身份继续为雅虎服务。






To: all yahoos
Fr: Jerry
Subject: update

yahoos –

i wanted to address all of you on the news we’ve just announced. the board of directors and I have agreed to initiate a succession process for the ceo role of yahoo!. roy bostock, our chairman of the board, is leading the effort to identify and assess potential candidates for consideration by the full board. the board will be evaluating and considering both internal and external candidates and has retained heidrick and struggles to help in this effort.

i will be participating in the search for my successor, and i will continue as ceo until the board selects a new ceo. once a successor is named, i will return to my previous role as chief yahoo and continue to serve as a director on the board.

last june, i accepted the board’s request that i assume the ceo role to restructure and reposition the company as a whole in order to more effectively meet the fast-changing needs of both users and partners. since taking on the ceo role, i have had an ongoing dialogue with the board about succession timing. thanks in large measure to your tireless efforts, we have created a more open, competitive yahoo! and we believe the time is now right to transition to a new ceo who can take the company to the next level.

despite the external environment we face, the fact remains that yahoo! is now a significantly different company that is stronger in many ways than it was just 18 months ago. this only makes it all the more essential that we manage this opportunity to leverage the progress up to this point as effectively as possible. i strongly believe that having transformed our platform and better aligned costs and revenues, we have a unique window for the right ceo to take ownership over the next wave of mission-critical decisions facing the company.

all of you know that I have always, and will always bleed purple. i will always do what I think is right for this great company. while this step will be an adjustment for all of us, i know it’s the right one. i look forward to updating you on this process as soon as the board has developments to share, and will continue to do everything i can to make yahoo! fulfill its full potential.

thank you,