How to rescue Yahoo …

The last offer from Lost Ideas Lab

Since the past few months, I became interested to know more about Yahoo and why things didn’t work there.

To be honest, since I was 15, Yahoo seemed like a fake great company to me. By that I mean a company that doesn’t do anything great, yet presents its work as something unusual and breakthrough.

By the age of eighteen, I wished to be a kind of CEO at Google. I wasn’t particularly interested in working for Google or being a CEO of any company but the truth is that I had an idea, which would not have been able to be developed at Google unless I had some CEO-like authorities …

Months after Larry Page re-assumed the role of CEO at Google, me, who had grown sick of Google Search Engine, tried to warn the headquarter of Google, or as I call them, the Google’s Heart, about the future of the Web, the role of Google as today’s leading search engine and what the human civilisation will need in the future … the result was packed as “a love letter to Google” which yet had not found its way to Google’s Heart. But that’s the case with love letters sometimes … sometimes it takes time … sometimes it takes lots of time …

Here is my offer to you, the Yahoo’s board of directors. I want to be Yahoo’s CEO, to pave the path for the future of the Web today, if Allah wills.

Let’s be honest and straight, I don’t have a computer engineering or whatever computer related degree, I don’t even have a degree at all. But I am also not a Marissa Mayer. I know what I want to do, and that’s what a company like Yahoo needs …

Yes, there is no guarantee that my vision of future of the Web, will be accepted by today’s consumer, and there are lots of risks on the way, but I know what I am doing and it looks like no one else at Yahoo had any clue how to fix Yahoo.

Yahoo doesn’t need a CEO. Yahoo needs a bright mind behind it as a CEO, who will develop things which people will need in the future. A Search Engine or Mail Server business is not something like a bakery that if you wake up early in the morning every day, you are going to stay relevant for the rest of your life. The World Wide Web is still a relatively new invention, so to stay relevant as a leading company, you have to pave the path for the future’s users, and not the today’s users.

There are tow things that I am offering:

Firstly. I am extremely interested in being the one behind the company who pave the path for the future, and if Yahoo is ready to take the risk, there won’t be probably anyone better …

Secondly. I am quite interested in turning a group of people who don’t use their potentials fully, into a team who inspires any other teams … during these months, I have learned that Yahoo has been such a team, but no more relevant since years. That’s what I offer you, Yahoo, too …

What do I ask for?

As said before, I am not Marissa Mayer, so no million dollars salary. Probably someone like Steve Jobs, one dollar would be enough, or maybe a kind of version of Elon Musk. Pay me the costs of my work (fly tickets, aids and etc.) I am happy with the clothes I am wearing today, and since my love life seems never working, a bed, bookcase, lots of books, a big table, and bunch of other stuff, would reach for my daily life. That’s it.

Hossein