September 2, 2010 – In a post on BoomTown called, “Exclusive: Yahoo Social Platforms Head Neal Sample Departs for eBay”, the author reports on yet another major departure from Yahoo in recent days. Yahoo VP for Social Platforms Neal Sample has left the company for eBay where he will be the chief of architecture. This departure comes just a week after Yahoo Communications Products Head Jason Titus also left the company.

In a letter to his colleagues, Sample wrote:

“… I leave present and future Yahoos with this… Get out there and press the flesh. Learn the names of your fellow Yahoos, all of them…”

Interesting piece of advice from Sample. Is he saying “it is more than what you know, it’s who you know?” I think that is something we all should remember.

Melody K. Smith

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