Meet the New Yahoo! Boss

Ross Levinsohn, the fifth CEO in four years, has a mixed record
"I've kept my head down for most of my career. When it's popped up occasionally, you get whacked." — Ross Levinsohn Photograph by Michael Buckner/Getty Images

When Yahoo! was searching for a new chief executive officer in October after firing Carol Bartz, the company’s head of global media, Ross Levinsohn, went on stage at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco. His interviewer asked if he was interested in the job. “I’ve kept my head down for most of my career,” he responded. “When it’s popped up occasionally, you get whacked.”

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