/// Where in the World Is Yahoo’s Carol Bartz? (Here’s the Internal Memo GPS!)

June 19, 2011  |  All Things Digital

With its annual meeting this coming Thursday, you’d think Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz would be taking a rest. Not so! She has been a regular Carmen Sandiego, in fact, jetting to Yahoo hotspots around the globe from Dubai to Milan to New York and then back to Yahoo’s Sunnyvale, Calif. HQ. As do Yahoos, I get most of the Friday emails she sends out, but I usually don’t bother to post them. That said, I liked the can-do tone of this one, shades of Bartz early in her term, even in the face of a stock price that’s dropped almost eight percent this month to close at $14.69 on Friday. (To be fair, the shares of Google are down by a little more in the same time, although its CEO Larry Page seems to prefer to remain holed up in his digital cave in Mountain View and lick his stock wounds.) No matter, as Bartz writes, it’s nothing a little retail therapy can’t fix! I myself am off on an international biking vacation in Ireland next week, so while I am gone, please enjoy Carol’s letter to Yahoos: Last week was a crazy one – Dubai and Milan in five days! You may not know it, but the Middle East and Italy are two of our hottest markets in the EMEA region (and I do mean hot — it was 114 Fahrenheit and very humid in Dubai — I thought I was going to melt!). First on the itinerary was Dubai, where I met with government officials, advertisers, the media, and our awesome Yahoos there. I kicked things off Monday with the Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Shaikh Maktoum Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum. Turns out he is a BIG Yahoo! fan

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Where in the World Is Yahoo’s Carol Bartz? (Here’s the Internal Memo GPS!)

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