I'll be attending the Yahoo! annual meeting in Santa Clara on June 12th.
Every shareholder there will be given the opportunity to ask some questions to Terry Semel.
This morning, I asked users on LinkedIn and Yahoo! Answers: "What would you ask him as a shareholder if you were there?"
The responses have been great. Here are a few. Keep them coming - and, if you're going to the meeting, feel free to use any of these.
- What are Yahoo's most valuable strategic assets and how do you plan to leverage them to strengthen your strategic position?
- If there were one asset or competency (that you don't have) that you wish Yahoo had, what would it be?
- What do consider Google's weakness (Achilles' heel)?
- What are the 3 reasons I should be a shareholder of Yahoo rather than Google ?
- Why is Yahoo perpetually afraid to innovate and would rather follow then lead?
- Why is Zod leaving?
- Why did you not buy Google all those years ago when you had the chance?
- What is the plan to beat Google? Is there even a plan?
- When are you going to return the $50,000,000 million you owe the company as a result of the March 10, 2004 backdated spring loaded grant of 2,900,000 options?
- If you could put one corporation, anywhere in the world, out of business, effective today, which would it be, and why?
- How Dow, Braun now?
- What capacity and resource planning is underway to move Yahoo! from a reactive, outmaneuvered position to a strategic, flexible advantage?
- Where does Yahoo plan to claim its own space online for its groundbreaking developments once again, amid constant speculation of its eventual acquisition (or demise) and scrutiny of the "catch up" it must do on search, ads, and content?
- Why don't you step down already?
- How are you concretely engaging your management team around defining an inspiring vision and strategy that will not only stop the brain drain out of Yahoo but also attract key talent away from Google and other competitors?