Tag Archives: Business

Marissa Mayer, the superwoman behind Yahoo.


Nicolas Carlson from Business Insider has written a very insightful article on Marissa Mayer.

This article covers her early years as a student growing up. Getting her job at Google. Doing what she’s good at until she got demoted. But the demotion actually help shaped her into taking on new challenges in becoming the CEO of Yahoo! while having a baby.

Besides covering aspects of her life. It also talks about the struggles Yahoo! is facing and also the meticulous process in deciding who will be the next CEO of Yahoo! between Mayer or Levinsohn.

My favorite part of this article also made me laugh. Below is the excerpt.

Mayer heard him out, taking notes the whole time.
Within 24 hours, Mayer let Heckman know that she’d canceled all his deals and that his services were no longer needed by Yahoo.
Heckman flew to Ibiza, Spain for a 30-day vacation.

I can’t help but laughed out loud at the last line. A 30- day vacation was needed for being fired!

Reading the article also helped me understand what do people do most on their mobile.

The results made her laugh.
She learned that after activities like calling people, texting, and maps, the main things people do on their phones everyday are: check email, check weather, get news, get stock quotes, check sports scores, get entertainment news, share photos, communicate with groups, and ask questions.

So that’s what we all do on our mobiles?

The last bit that I liked about the article was how mobile startups are being bought over by silicon valley companies.

Yahoo lacked the mobile talent to staff such a group, so Mayer spent $200 million at the end of 2012 and through August 2013 acquiring more than 20 mobile startups. In almost every case, Yahoo would shut down the startup’s product, sign its engineering and product development people to two- and four-year contracts, and integrate them into Cahan’s team.

This is how you become rich overnight!

Full article – Marissa Mayer Biography

[image=Business Insider]

Signs that your job is quitting on you!

You realize that everyone is keeping information from you. No one gives a damn on whatever you’re doing and they practically leave you hanging in the meeting room. Big sign and it’s usually a goner if you’re facing with this situation. Unless they are all planning on a surprise party on you! Which I think the chances are less likely!
Freeman on the run?
Ahh… it’s lunch time and you’ve not done a single thing since you’ve gotten to the office? You think boss is being nice to you? Think again! They are just making sure that without your help the company would run perfectly.
New position?
If it ain’t going upwards then you’re being sack discreetly! The only way to use a ladder is going upwards… so if you’re going sideways or downwards. You’re as good as gone!
Times have changed, have you?
You realize that your company isn’t doing well. Yet you’re not in the movements of upbringing the company to a better scale? See the uselessness in yourself towards the company? Leave before they even get to fire you man!
The word “unproductive” has risen on you?
Change is the best word I can give you! Quit is another word if you’re planning on seeing that word! Companies would always like to give a grace period to mistakes that are done. They believe humans are not perfect and it’s ok to give chances. So do not take them lightly and consult for improvements!
Company wants to reconstruct?
Good news for the company because they are seeking for improvements. But ain’t sound good for the employees. Changing the company profile or organization means extra employees are shown their own way out. Double your workload and show that the company has got no reason to leave you behind the new company!

[image=taken from my unedited iPhone 3GS pictures album]