Monday, July 16, 2012

Marissa Mayer CEO of Y!

I know Marissa tangentially, and I'm very excited that she's become CEO of Yahoo! I think it will be very interesting to see what she can make of the place after the work started by Carol Bartz and the debacle with Scott Thompson. Thompson was an accounting major from Stonehill, while Mayer majored in symbolic systems from Stanford, so I'm guessing she's much smarter than him. I initially thought he was being setup as some kind of sacraficial lamb, so his resume malfunction was either a brilliant strategy or a moronic blunder. Or both. I'm curious to see what strategic position Marissa will try to move Yahoo! into, as Google is not known for discipline or strategy particularly. And as a friend of mine once said, "there's nothing worse than a smart person who has got lucky".

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