A page-turning warts-and-all narrative about Marissa Mayer’s efforts to remake Yahoo as well
as her own rise from Stanford University undergrad to CEO of a $30 billion
corporation by the age of thirty-eight.
When Yahoo hired star
Google executive Marissa Mayer to be its CEO in 2012, employees rejoiced. They
put posters on the walls throughout Yahoo’s California headquarters. On them was Mayer’s face and one word: hope.
Just over a
year later—on November 4, 2013—Mayer sat in front of those same employees in a
huge cafeteria on Yahoo’s campus and took the beating of her life. Her hair
wet and her tone defensive, Mayer read and answered a series of employee-posed
questions challenging the basic elements of her plan. There was anger in the
room; and behind it, a question: Was Mayer actually going to be able to do this
fast-paced narrative is the inside story of Mayer’s controversial rise at Google, her desperate
fight to save an Internet icon, and how Yahoo got into such awful shape in the first place. Download and start listening now!