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Carol Bartz's First Year Self-Evaluation: B-Minus

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In an interview with Bloomberg, Carol Bartz graded her first year as Yahoo!'s CEO. She gave herself a B minus.

That's probably a fair grade.

Bartz did finally get the search deal with Microsoft done. But the deal hasn't been implemented yet and their search market share has fallen quite a bit.

Yahoo! stock has recovered a bit from 2008, when Jerry Yang failed to take advantage of Microsoft's generous offers. But there is still recovery to be made.

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2010 presents Bartz with plenty of challenges, including beginning to execute the Microsoft deal - and continuing to building on Yahoo!'s strengths as a media company. With Bartz's dedication and high standards, she's likely to turn that B minus to an A plus in no time.


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