Starboard Value

An activist investor group called Starboard Value said in a letter to other Yahoo shareholders last week that it wants a new group of people to oversee a "turnaround plan, separation, or sale of assets."
color me extremely skeptical that the coup being instituted by the spreadsheet jockeys at a New York investment firm will cure what ails Yahoo!.
"The board and management have continually failed to live up to their own promises and shouldn't be trusted with the decision on whether Yahoo should remain an independent company."
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The answer lies in how inefficient and/or difficult it is to be alone and an outlier on a board. Boards aim to be collegiate, making sure diverse opinions are aired while also providing good financial oversight of the company.