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Is Sheryl Sandberg plotting a departure from Facebook (FB)? In a column discussing Lean In, the...

Is Sheryl Sandberg plotting a departure from Facebook (FB)? In a column discussing Lean In, the COO's upcoming book on women in the workplace, the NYT's Jodi Kantor notes speculation about "whether Lean In is the first step toward a new career for [Sandberg], perhaps in politics." New York's Kevin Roose, observing Sandberg has succeeded in her goal of turning Facebook from a hot startup into an online ad giant: "I predict she will leave Facebook within the next year. In fact, I think she would be crazy not to."
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  • BeachChicken
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    So what career direction? Or what political office has she got her eye on?
    24 Feb 2013, 05:32 PM Reply Like
  • bankingqueen
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    Great, just what our country needs another progressive hack.
    24 Feb 2013, 05:58 PM Reply Like
  • Derek A. Barrett
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    If she goes, might be time for longs to take another look. I put here up there with Steve Jobs in terms of influence on company direction.
    24 Feb 2013, 07:48 PM Reply Like
  • gwynfryn
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    You might be right Derek, but this "don't cross a F.O.S.S." thing is hardly healthy, so her influence was not necessarily good for FB, at least as far as morale goes.

     

    Come to think of it, Jobs wasn't the most popular of CEOs either, regardless of his successes...
    26 Feb 2013, 11:39 AM Reply Like
  • SoldHigh
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    ANYONE working at FB would be crazy not to leave once a better opportunity presents itself.
    24 Feb 2013, 11:05 PM Reply Like
  • benitus
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    Or for that matter, anyone working in any company should leave when better opportunities beckon. Nowadays, there's not such thing as loyalty when working with corporate giants. They'll keep you when they need you but when they don't need you, they'll throw you out faster than you can say "hello?". So, those who don't leave for better deals must be crazy and I don't think Sheryl is crazy at all.
    25 Feb 2013, 10:45 AM Reply Like
  • pumpkinpuss
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    FB will re-invent themselves along with Zynga, leaving now would be crazy.
    25 Feb 2013, 03:32 AM Reply Like
  • inkyx
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    Writers use gimmicks to get reader responses. He hooked you guys with his speculations and ruminations.
    25 Feb 2013, 09:50 AM Reply Like
  • gwynfryn
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    True ink, but to me it's of little interest, as, with 4B$ in stock, SS can pretty much do what she likes. She sure doesn't need any more money, ever!
    26 Feb 2013, 11:42 AM Reply Like
  • benitus
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    Very true, inkyx....but somehow, we take time to read and comment, to put our thoughts in writing, which is quite therapuetic at times because we do enjoy some of the back-and-forth sometimes, except for personal attacks, which is abhorrent and base. Compliments and humor are always encouraged.
    27 Feb 2013, 09:45 AM Reply Like
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