Description: The Yahoo! (YHOO) board of directors was leaving nothing to chance. The Internet company is known throughout Silicon Valley as a leaky ship whose internal deliberations often turn up on blogs or in other media outlets. So when the companyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s four-member chief executive search team met Google (GOOG) veteran Marissa Mayer for the first time last month, their precautions evoked a John le CarrÃƒÂ© novel. No one inside Yahoo was told, and the interview was conducted 10 miles away from headquarters in the Palo Alto offices of law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom.
Date: July 18, 2012
Questions for Discussions:
- What is MayerÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s mission, according to the report?
- Do you think she can succeed?
- Is her gender an important factor in this management role? Explain your thinking.