“It’s only when we start talking about 10-digit exits that the prospect of creating [another] true PayPal-style mafia becomes a reality.”
Google’s 20th employee (who designed the homepage & Gmail) maybe bought Tumblr
Think of it like that.
Yes, Yahoo killed startups. But now this woman is in charge.
Marissa Mayer is a badass programmer - she’s not just a businesswoman or CEO, but a product manager intimately tied to iconic products that she’s created with her own code.
I doubt the woman who tested every element of Google.com to a painstaking detail is happy every morning when she visits Yahoo.com.
Do you really think that the woman who tested 41 different shades of blue is going to force a team of awesome product designers to put smiley faces and exclamation marks on your dash and turn this beautifully designed product into a monstrosity?