Talk:Nell Minow

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CEO Killer and Copyright Violation[edit]

As part of a larger edit, I've again deleted the statement "She was dubbed "the CEO Killer" by Fortune magazine for her record of ousting non-performing CEOs at companies like Sears, American Express, Kodak, and Waste Management."

With all due respect, it is not up to me to find a source for this statement. Wikiedia's verifiability policy clearly indicates that the burden "lies with the editor who adds or restores material". That said, I have made a small effort to source the statement. A quick google search reveals "Nell Minow" and "CEO Killer" feature on a number of press release sites and sites associated with the subject's business dealings. Unfortunately, not a one indicates in which issue of Fortune this information is to be found (I add that a few sites state that the claim was made within the pages of Forbes). I don't really doubt that the term has been applied in praising Ms Minow... but where and when? It is for this reason that I placed a citation request in November. As two months had passed, I thought it fair to remove the statement.

Assuming that an editor felt more time was needed (and is not shifting the burden of evidence onto myself), I would normally accept its return. However, in resuming my search for the Fortune (or is is Forbes) article in question, I discovered that a significant portion of the Wikipedia article had been lifted from All American Speakers, a violation of copyright. In keeping with Wikipedia policy I have deleted this material. Victoriagirl (talk) 21:39, 19 January 2008 (UTC)

I don't know where you searched, but a source update took me all of five minutes, including the impossible to find Fortune magazine.--RossF18 (talk) 03:49, 20 January 2008 (UTC)

I am really shocked that this article was not written by the herself. Whether I'm right, or whether the article is just bad, is to be seen. (talk) 04:00, 13 March 2008 (UTC)

What do you mean? Which parts are bad? It's just says what she did in her career. --RossF18 (talk) 14:43, 13 March 2008 (UTC)