Scott Thompson

  • The Most Common Lies On Resumes

    The Most Common Lies On Resumes

    It's the ultimate temptation of the job search -- lying on your resume. The tendency to embellish information on a resume is so widespread, nearly half (46 percent) of job applicants commit some form of resume fraud, according to ADP, the human capital management and research firm. Continue Reading

  • Bad Bosses: How Inept Execs Got Away With Mismanagement And Scandal In 2012

    Bad Bosses: How Inept Execs Got Away With Mismanagement And Scandal In 2012

    Companies lay off vast numbers of workers with such regularity that you may not have noticed the announcement. Last week Citigroup Inc. said it would lay off 11,000 workers worldwide, citing a need to reduce expenses. Yet, at the same time, Citi revealed it gave top execs hefty "incentive awards," including... Continue Reading

  • Ousted Yahoo CEO Thompson Has Cancer, Report Says

    Ousted Yahoo CEO Thompson Has Cancer, Report Says

    NEW YORK -- Yahoo's Scott Thompson, who was pressured to give up his CEO post because his official biography included a college degree he never received, reportedly has thyroid cancer. The Wall Street Journal, citing people it did not identify, says that Thompson told Yahoo's board and several colleagues of his... Continue Reading

  • Yahoo CEO Says He Didn't Provide Fudged Resume

    Yahoo CEO Says He Didn't Provide Fudged Resume

    By Michael Liedtke SAN FRANCISCO -- Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson is assuring his colleagues that he didn't supply the incorrect information that led the troubled Internet company to list a bogus college degree in his official biography, according to a person familiar with the matter. Thompson told other top Yahoo... Continue Reading

  • Should Yahoo's CEO Be Fired For Lying?

    Should Yahoo's CEO Be Fired For Lying?

    By Julianne Pepitone NEW YORK -- Shock over the news that Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson padded his resume with an embellished college degree quickly gave way to two questions: How the hell did this happen? And what should Yahoo, which went through three CEOs in three years, do about it? "Thompson has quickly lost... Continue Reading

  • Yahoo CEO Apologizes Over Resume 'Error,' Shareholders Livid

    Yahoo CEO Apologizes Over Resume 'Error,' Shareholders Livid

    By Michael Liedtke SAN FRANCISCO -- Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson is sorry for allowing an inaccuracy about his education to appear in his official bio, but not remorseful enough to heed calls for him to resign. Thompson apologized for the uproar caused by the misinformation in a memo sent Monday to the troubled... Continue Reading

  • Yahoo CEO Gets Away With Fudging On Resume -- Again?

    Yahoo CEO Gets Away With Fudging On Resume -- Again?

    By Nicholas Carlson, BusinessInsider Yahoo's new CEO, Scott Thompson, is under fire for telling the SEC (and Yahoo's board) that he had a computer science degree from Stonehill College when he does not have one. Yahoo shareholder Dan Loeb, the hedge fund manager of Third Point who is also in the middle of a... Continue Reading

  • Yahoo To Lay Off 2,000 Employees

    Yahoo To Lay Off 2,000 Employees

    By Michael Liedtke SAN FRANCISCO -- Yahoo is laying off 2,000 employees as new CEO Scott Thompson sweeps out jobs that don't fit into his plans for turning around the beleaguered Internet company. Continue Reading