Office Lens 20160304-160221 Journalist Nicholas Carlson’s book, Marissa Mayer and the Fight to Save Yahoo!, includes an account of an interaction between Doug Levy and Jerry Yang, which Carlson says happened in 2000. Here is an excerpt:

“By late 2000, tensions were boiling over inside Yahoo. One day, Jerry Yang sat down for an interview with Doug Levy, a former journalist who had become well known for his tech industry coverage in USA Today. Levy was no longer a member of the media. He was working as an independent media consultant and he’d figured out a good gig. He would go into a company and interview its executives as though he were going to write an article. Then he’d prepare a critical piece and let them read it. The idea was to show them where the company’s holes were.”

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