Carl Icahn tells the WSJ he would fire Yahoo's CEO Jerry Yang if he grabs control of the board. And nobody in our industry will defend one of our web entrepreneurs and we just accept a rank outsider - Carl's - word as gospel?
Since when did it become a crime for a Yahoo or BEA to spurn a bid from Microsoft or Oracle? I have written before we are behaving as if the only way to deliver shareholder value in technology is through M&A.
I sure would like to see my peers in technology at least give some moral support to Jerry as he fights for his belief that he can do better with his company independent.