Mark Cuban’s Yahoo rallying cry: “Aqualung!”
Some might detect the faintest note of irony in the fact that Carl Icahn has nominated Mark Cuban to be one of Yahoo’s directors as part of his proxy fight against the company. It was Cuban, after all, who sold the now defunct Broadcast.com to Yahoo for $5 billion+ at the peak of the dot com boom.
Cuban, now known best as the enthusiastic owner of the Dallas Mavericks pro basketball team, seems to be relishing the opportunity to take on Yahoo’s rival Google. He wrote on his blog Wednesday:
“Is there anything more fun than sitting around, growing your hair, drinking a Bud while listening to Jethro Tull and pondering how to change the balance of power in the search world and unseat Google?”
Playing the air flute sure comes close.