Russell Beattie consulting Yahoo!

Russell Beattie will join Yahoo! on Monday as a consultant in corporate development and strategy. Congratulations, you held out and waited for something good to happen, and did a lot of thinking about what works best in your future.

I commute from San Francisco to San Mateo every day, a bit short of Sunnyvale or I’d be up for a carpool. Yahoo! needs to compete with Google and get their own magic bus.

My first thoughts? Russell needs a gadget budget so he can play with new phones, services, and operating systems.