Y Combinator Dinner Aftermath That's all I can say. After yesterday's announcement, I'm rather overwhelmed with all the congratulatory notes, comments, LinkedIn invites, and pitches to work at promising startups. It almost makes me wonder if I shouldn't have decided to leave Yahoo before deciding where to go next.

Nah. I needed "something next" to get myself in that mindset in the first place, I think.

If you emailed me personally and haven't seen a response yet, don't worry. I have a bunch of replies to send off, lunches to schedule, and so on.

Meanwhile, I'm off today (Friday) and Monday and then back at work for another week and a half or so. If you have unfinished business with me, please get in touch before my work email address no longer belongs to me.

Here's an interesting bit of trivia: back when I was first at Yahoo, it was pretty easy to nab yourself an alternate email address. So I picked up just because. It turned out to be far easier to spell to folks on the phone and got a fair amount of use. But it also got some decidedly weird spam and email for people who treated it as a disposable address when signing up for various services.

I wonder if there'd be interest in a Xooglers type blog written by ex-Yahoo folks...

Anyway, have a good weekend. We're off to hang out with family for a few days and enjoy the California weather.

Posted by jzawodn at June 13, 2008 06:56 AM

Reader Comments
# Dave Dash said:

As a current Yahoo, an ex-Yahoo! blog would be worthwhile...

on June 13, 2008 07:18 AM
# Philipp Lenssen said:

> I wonder if there'd be interest in a Xooglers
> type blog written by ex-Yahoo folks...


on June 13, 2008 07:30 AM
# Ryan Kuder said:

I'd be in on a Xahoo blog. The people who have left recently are doing so many interesting things. I know people who have gone to MSFT, people at Google, people who have gone into consulting, people who are at startups, people who are with VCs and people who are starting their own companies. It would be great to get a few regular contributors to chronicle the "after Yahoo."

on June 13, 2008 07:42 AM
# Soar said:

So where is this guy going?

on June 13, 2008 08:16 AM
# Joe Hunkins said:

Wow, what a loss for Yahoo. Best of luck at the startup and be sure to keep on blogging!

on June 13, 2008 02:13 PM
# DD said:

Hey Jeremy-

Best wishes to you!!!



on June 13, 2008 09:36 PM
# Ed Hall said:

As someone who departed the yellow and purple less than a month ago (a week short of my nine-year anniversary), I'm definitely interested in a post-Yahoo blog.

Like you, I believe in Jerry's vision for Yahoo's future; I hope you won't be insulted when I say that even with recent departures there is no shortage of talent there to bring it to fruition. By leaving, the old guard both renews itself and allows Yahoo to bring forth that talent. A post-Yahoo blog could bring news and reflection from both groups.

on June 14, 2008 09:11 AM
# Chris Nokleberg said:

I had for the same reason, and had the same problems :-) Eventually Yahoo shut down the account and I couldn't convince them to reopen it.

on June 14, 2008 01:05 PM
# Super Mario Games said:

Xooglers is the coolest term I have ever heard haha. I had never heard it before!

on June 14, 2008 05:39 PM
# Douglas Karr said:

Looking forward to seeing where you land, Jeremy. Best of luck!

on June 15, 2008 06:23 AM
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