Insights: Zayonara, Zuck! It’s Time For A New Facebook CEO

In every startup, there comes a time where the people who founded the company need to move aside for a new class of operators better suited for the challenges of another stage in corporate development. Some of the biggest messes in Silicon Valley were created when founders stuck around too long, and right now, it sure looks like we can add Facebook to the list.

But for examples of previous tardy departures, think Yahoo’s Jerry Yang. He, infamously, came back to “save” Yahoo, stifling a $44.6 billion Microsoft offer in 2008, while intimating the company was worth much more. In fact, it kind of was, but that had nothing to do with Yahoo’s core assets. An early investment in Alibaba turned into a 24% stake in one of China’s largest companies. It also shared a stake with Softbank in Yahoo Japan.

But under Yang’s and then Marissa Mayer’s leadership,
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