An extensive profile of Marissa Mayer’s rise to be CEO of Yahoo

Some of this we’ve read before, but a lot of it we haven’t. Nicolas Carson published a “biography” of Mayer for Business Insider:

On Monday, July 16, four days after Levinsohn’s last board meeting, Yahoo made it official: Thirty-seven-year-old Marissa Mayer was Yahoo’s new CEO.

It is fascinating to see this type of stuff go down. I’ve seen moves like this happen at every level of companies both large and small and every single time it looks a lot like what  you’ll read in Carson’s piece. Of course, most of those positions aren’t for billion dollar public companies, but they mean just as much to the people involved at the time.

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