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Yahoo shows money isn't all

May 11, 2008

I am not defending Jerry Yang in his recent debacle, but what is so disturbing is the trend over the last two decades of the cart leading the horse. ("Yahoo's Yang in hot water," May 7.)

Many companies like Yahoo are built by entrepreneurs who use their skills and passion to create a great product. They eventually sell out for the big bucks only to realize later that their vision is no longer part of the picture.

The company is now being challenged by individuals who have no passion or concern for the product, but rather a greedy desire to cash in, even if it means diluting the vision. Somewhere along the way we will eventually realize that it isn't always about money.

Bernard Lax

Los Angeles

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