CNET News tells us about an internal company memo at Yahoo. A senior VP at the company warned in the memo that the company lacks focus:
"We want to do everything and be everything--to everyone. We've known this for years, talk about it incessantly, but do nothing to fundamentally address it. We are scared to be left out..."The internal memo, dubbed "The Peanut Butter Manifesto", continued:
"I've heard our strategy described as spreading peanut butter across the myriad opportunities that continue to evolve in the online world. The result: a thin layer of investment spread across everything we do and thus we focus on nothing in particular. I hate peanut butter."It takes tremendous discipline to maintain focus in your product and its marketing.