I’ve interviewed Jeff Weiner plenty of times (including this onstage interview in April at Web 2 Expo), and had enough off the record chats as well, to know that this post outlining Yahoo’s mission is a milestone of sorts for both Yahoo and Jeff.
“To connect people to their passions, communities, and the world’s knowledge.”
Recall my earlier post on Jeff’s mission for his search group, before he was elevated to EVP, Network Division:
“To enable people to find, use, share, and expand all human knowledge.”
Sounds like Jeff’s earlier visions for search have begun to inform all of Yahoo lately….
2 thoughts on “Weiner Breaks Down the Yahoo Mission”
Don’t know if Mr. Weiner is going to read this… He might want to take a peek over at Thomas Hawk’s blog this a.m. There’s a big backlash over some Flickr (aka Yahoo) heavy handedness. I’ve just sent a lot of the PR folks an email message about it. I think your Yahoo! 404 photo hit things right on the head.
Semel’s reorg isn’t cutting it.
What has Yahoo Search done since Jeff took control? They’ve been thoroughly trounded by Google. So why make him EVP? It’s fashionble to blame Terry lately but the guy running search, with an iron fist, has really done nothing. If I were running the company, he’d be the first to go. (Incidentally, you’d see moral dramatically improve in that division.)