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Carol Bartz doesn't hold back in punches when it comes to her removal from the CEO post at Yahoo

Carol Bartz was never been one to mince her words. She famously told Michael Arrington to "f**k off" last year (on stage during an interview) at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference in New York City. Today, she let loose in a phone interview with Fortune Magazine following her departure Yahoo.

"These people f***ed me over," Bartz told Fortune's Patricia Sellers. Bartz upped the ante by going directly after Roy Bostock, Yahoo Board Chairman. She explained that on a scheduled phone call on Tuesday evening, Bostock started out with lawyer-speak. 

Bartz fired back at Bostock, interrupting, "Roy, I think that's a script. Why don't you have the balls to tell me yourself?" After Bostock finished his prepared statement, Bartz threw in a rather ironic jab of her own to end the conversation; "I thought you were classier?"

Bartz succeeded Jerry Yang as CEO of Yahoo on January 13, 2009. Yahoo was already in trouble when Bartz took over, but didn’t do much to improve its situation during her tenure.

After Bostock's phone call, Bartz sent an email out to Yahoo employees via her iPad to announce her departure.

Since that time, it's been revealed that Bartz will get a $3 million USD lump, plus a pro-rated bonus of $1 million USD to $2 million USD courtesy of her severance package. She stands to rack up even more courtesy of her stock options.

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RE: Why she's gone
By TeXWiller on 9/10/2011 3:28:55 AM , Rating: 2
(2) she is dealing with 'foreign' intellect. U.S. customs and traditions need to be reinforced in these so called american-born, foreign corporations.
Styles of leadership vary so widely globally that finding a right way to manage a multinational team is not a trivial task. Bossy attitude don't work for the Swedish but the Finns are used to it, Indians are usually aggressive in their leadership style and so on. It has to be said that the way she acted on the interview is not considered professional anywhere, except perhaps in the London punk scene. ;)
The Americans generally appear to be quite conservative in their workplace behavior though this could be the result of the litigious culture. I don't think traditional customs or values have as much influence to the American workplace as the education and learning through practical experience in the courts.
In the light of this article, her departure reminds me more of a divorce than a termination of contract.

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