Yahoo! was valued at $150 billion in 2000.
Facebook is valued at ~$60 billion today in 2011.
Yahoo! passed on purchasing in 2006.
Yahoo! passed on purchasing Youtube in 2006.
Yahoo! is now valued at $22 billion.
Yahoo! is now just referred to as Yahoo.

It’s like something a seasoned colleague of mine told me this week:
“Careers go like this: Who is Michael? Do we need a Michael? We need to hire Michael. We need to get someone cheaper than Michael. Who is Michael?”

Infographic time!

-compliments of TechCrunch