There's an interesting article on Marissa Mayer at Business Insider. [businessinsider.com]
There are two views of former Google VP and new Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer in the industry.
One is that she is a brand name product leader who played a crucial role in helping Google develop its most valuable business—search—and then went on to guide the development of several other popular products including Gmail, Google Maps, and Google News.
The other view, more common amongst long-time Googlers, is that Mayer is a publicity-craving, lucky early Googler, whose public persona outstripped her actual authority and power at the company, where she was once a rising star—thanks to a bullying managerial style—but had become marginalized over the past couple of years.
I have to wish her luck on turning around Yahoo. It's quite a bit different to starting new projects in a new business.