The Madeleine Brand Show for September 9, 2011

The delicate art of the exit email

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The chief executive officer of Yahoo, Carol Bartz, speaks on February 16, 2011 at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

The ex-CEO of Yahoo! made headlines this week with her terse exit email, in which she chose not to sugarcoat what happened to her. She wrote: "To all, I am very sad to tell you that I've just been fired over the phone by Yahoo's Chairman of the Board. It has been my pleasure to work with all of you and I wish you only the best going forward." Then in an interview that's been widely quoted, she called the Board doofuses and said they F-ed her over. Will Schwalbe, co-writer of the book "Send: The Essential Guide to Email for Office and Home," joins Madeleine to discuss the delicate art of the exit email. Patt Morrison Senior Producer Jonathan Serviss also discusses his own impending departure from the station.


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