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(Quartz)   Marissa Mayer has improved everything at Yahoo--except for its business   (qz.com) divider line 8
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2624 clicks; posted to Business » on 17 Jul 2013 at 4:04 AM (39 weeks ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2013-07-17 10:58:14 AM
3 votes:
I've got an idea.

Stop spending stupid amounts of money to acquire other companies, only to let them rot away to nothing after the acquisition.

This doesn't only apply to Yahoo, and it certainly doesn't only apply to, for example, Yahoo's recent acquisition of Tumblr under Mayer.

Yahoo paid over three and a half Billion dollars for GeoCities. Then they allowed it to rot away into nothingness and shut it down.

Talk about destroying shareholder value.
2013-07-17 12:50:16 AM
3 votes:
Well, at least she removed WFH as an option for all employees while building a nursery for her kid at work.  You know, the kind of thing that endears a CEO to her employees.
2013-07-17 06:51:58 AM
2 votes:

AngryDragon: And yet we see her face plastered all over the financial news about every three days or so. Can someone explain to me why that is?


It's a very attractive face.
2013-07-17 12:49:13 PM
1 votes:

Mad_Radhu: rjucksch: inglixthemad: She's the feminist poster child, even if she's farking over other women.

The notion that Marissa would treat women differently than any other CEO is as confusing to me as the assumption that Barry O would "do things" specifically for black folks once elected.

There is the assumption that she would be a little more understanding because she has faced the same kinds of work/life balance issues that other women face in the workplace.

I reality, with women it is a bit of a crapshoot though, because sometimes you get these women who are hardcore about their job and brutally attack other women that don't have the same attitude, or you get women that are just like the ultimate mean girl and terrorize the office when they get in charge (my wife has run into this in her workplace). Sometimes you actually have male bosses that give women a little more leeway because a lot of men won't treat women as harshly as they treat other men, while women can be incredibly cruel to other women ("look at that biatch eating crackers like she owns the place", for example).


Another variation on this is the "Queen Bee" effect.  Some women want to be the only women on the board, in the room, in the office or what ever level they are on.  It is similar to women wanting to be the only one in the bar/at the party, so they don't have to compete for all the mens' attention in the bar/at the party.  Women will sabotage other women on the rise so they can be the Queen Bee.  Ancedotally(spelling?)  , women don't seem good at the team concept.

CSB: Mom was a boss that had an office full of all women.  Problem was they were all paid less then male equivalent at other offices across the country/company.  Mom talked the office into everyone walking out/quitting unless their salaries were altered.  This was for a scientific journal, and her office handled all the subscriptions, which is the lifeblood for a publication.  Well, they all quit except one, she saw it as an opportunity to quickly advance.  And since one person remained to process subscriptions and the revenue source, they didn't meet the demands of the others when they all quit.  She never did get a raise, they just hired around her to fill the gaps.  ancedotal, but it has stuck with me thru the years.
2013-07-17 11:40:48 AM
1 votes:
She's like any other CEO.  The goal isn't to actually make the company better, the goal is to make the company appear better in the short term and cash out inflated stocks.

Along with any number of men, she'll be remembered as Carly Fiorina 2.0.  A rich failure.
2013-07-17 09:52:01 AM
1 votes:

AngryDragon: TuteTibiImperes: No one gives a damn about Yahoo.  Admitting to using Yahoo shows you're more out of touch than non-bands with MySpace pages or people with AOL e-mail addresses.  Just sell the company to Google while you can still get something.

And yet we see her face plastered all over the financial news about every three days or so.  Can someone explain to me why that is?


1. The whole attractive female thing.

2. Yahoo was once one of the big internet brands, back when commercial internet was just getting started. So now it's struggling, and people root for it to fall because they are dicks and enjoy schaedenfreud too much.
2013-07-17 09:46:04 AM
1 votes:

shpritz: AngryDragon: And yet we see her face plastered all over the financial news about every three days or so. Can someone explain to me why that is?

It's a very attractive face.


She's an attractive, female, CEO. She's the feminist poster child, even if she's farking over other women.
2013-07-17 06:29:17 AM
1 votes:

TuteTibiImperes: No one gives a damn about Yahoo.  Admitting to using Yahoo shows you're more out of touch than non-bands with MySpace pages or people with AOL e-mail addresses.  Just sell the company to Google while you can still get something.


There is absolutely nothing there that Google wants. The only thing they offer that Google doesn't is fantasy sports, and their system is terrible for that as well.
 
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