Ma to Bartz: Time to Split…The Company, I Mean
Kara Swisher: Could you buy Yahoo someday?
Jack Ma: I would love to, if someone would lend me the money.
Split it up.
“If running a big company isn’t easy, divide it up into a few small companies,” he said of Yahoo at the D9 conference Wednesday evening. “They should be more open-minded about ways to solve their problems.”
Blunt advice for Bartz, with whom Ma has a strained relationship to say the least. Still, he did soften it with a sympathetic note. “I have a lot of respect for people trying to turn around a company, like Carol,” he said. “It’s not an easy job.”