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Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson caught padding his resume


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NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- The proxy fight between Yahoo and activist shareholder firm Third Point just got extra nasty.

Third Point came out swinging late Thursday with an allegation that Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson lied about his college degree.

In a series of published biographical statements stretching back for years -- including his bio on Yahoo's website -- Thompson has said that he "holds a Bachelor's degree in accounting and computer science" from Stonehill College.

But his degree is actually only in accounting, a fact Third Point discovered and pointed out in a scathing letter to Yahoo's board of directors.

After the letter was released, Yahoo (YHOO, Fortune 500) sent out a statement saying references to Thompson earning a computer science degree were an "inadvertent error."

It's an error Thompson made repeatedly. References to Thompson's nonexistent computer science degree are featured in his bios on sites for PayPal, the eBay (EBAY, Fortune 500) subsidiary where he previously served as president.

Stonehill, a small Roman Catholic college in Massachusetts, also confirmed to CNNMoney that Thompson's only degree is in accounting.

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wegotdatwood
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Damn, bacon'd their arse pretty good. Still get to be a millionaire?





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ashy larry
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He probably was unaware that yahoo was still relevant enough for anyone to give a shit





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rickgrimes
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Yahoo confirms CEO is out after resume scandal





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TortiousTiger
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someone cares what a CEO majored in during undergrad?

this is relevant how?






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Sophandros
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Did he pad it in Germany?





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When in Rome
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Either this is Germans or I read it on my phone's news updates too many times

But yeah there's a new guy in town:
New Yahoo CEO Levinsohn Names Executive Team






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LSUtigersarefun
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I am sure when the board of directors was hiring they said, well this other candidate is amazing but 30 years ago this guy got a accounting and a computer science degree so we will hire him.





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acgeaux129
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someone cares what a CEO majored in during undergrad?

this is relevant how?


u think resume fraud is okay? Y?






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4LSU2
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Sounds to me like they needed a reason to fire him and had to dig this far into his past. Maybe he had a contract with terms detailing his employment and could only be relieved of his duties for just cause. Pretty shitty of yahoo, but they've gone to shite in recent years, which could also be construed as just cause.





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TortiousTiger
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just because you add the word "fraud" to something doesn't make it fraud.

does a CEO's undergraduate major from 30-40 years ago matter? no.






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TortiousTiger
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acgeaux129


you dug up this thread for this:

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u think resume fraud is okay? Y?






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Evolved Simian
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just because you add the word "fraud" to something doesn't make it fraud.



You are correct.

The fact that he actually committed fraud makes it fraud. Dumbass.






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trillhog
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old news homie





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HurricaneDunc
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does a CEO's undergraduate major from 30-40 years ago matter? no.



Agreed - but it probably points to his integrity since he was known to talk about his computer science background a lot according to the article. It's like where I work. If you use the company credit card improperly (buy something personal, claim an out of pocket expense you didn't really have), even if it's under $20, you're out the door in an instant.

I'm still on your side though - if the board liked him, they would probably have let it slide and it would have been a simple correction to the financials.






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Sophandros
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This isn't about resume fraud.

It's about a hedge fund, who was a minority shareholder, having it out for this particular CEO because he didn't listen to their opinions on certain matters. They had been looking for dirt on him for a long time, and finally found this little tidbit, which may have turned out to be a simple mistake.

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And I said it was "germans" because I first heard about the his stepping down on Monday morning.






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