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  •  Full Disclosure: Marissa Mayer is my boss (6+ / 0-)

    And I <3 her; in all my years in the trenches of Corporate America, it is the first time that a new CEO has come in and actually done things more artful than "cut/lay off in bad times, expand/hire in good times". I think she will be a great CEO and may well return the company to something resembling its former glory (which would make me very happy for reasons both nostalgic and financial).

    That being said, I don't think the CEO of a $25bln market cap company -- even a smart, innovative CEO who is an exemplar for women in tech everywhere -- is quite in Person Of The Year league. The title traditionally goes to the person who has had the most influence on the world stage. While the future holds unlimited possibilities for Ms. Mayer, thus far her influence has mostly been confined to Silicon Valley.

    Next year, champ!

    P.S. The conventional Silicon Valley wisdom is that, whether they mean to or not, the corporate culture and hiring practices at Google are biased towards young men. My experiences with the company tend to support that position.

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    by eataTREE on Tue Nov 27, 2012 at 04:57:30 PM PST

    •  That Is Wonderful To Hear (4+ / 0-)

      but I can't even remotely vote for her.

      When opportunity calls pick up the phone and give it directions to your house.

      by webranding on Tue Nov 27, 2012 at 05:00:38 PM PST

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    •  Let me put it this way... (0+ / 0-)

      Marissa Mayer, not only being a strong Obama supporter but also a great innovative thinker, has changed the world via Google in ways that most Democrats and Republicans HAVE NOT.

      Go back to her interviews and pay attention to why Mayer believes that if you go into Silicon Valley, you can make change right away.

      Since Marissa Mayer is your boss, then it's clear you're based in California.  I'm a Berkeley resident and involved in the IT/Tech industry.  In fact, I'm a business analyst working in the field of business analysis.  This kind of career path would do WONDERS for the political world, much faster than those GOP bozos' ideas.

      Why not start with reforming the Employment Development Department (EDD)?  The technology that organization has is ridiculous.  You cannot call anyone and it takes 2-3 days for the company to e-mail you back your unemployment forms.  It could be a lack of funds or the organization is run by people who are disgruntled.  I know when I've talked to them it's as if I'm dealing with drill sergeants.

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