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How to make the star employees you need


Can’t find the star employees you need? Then make them. That’s what Marissa Mayer did when she founded the Associate Product Manager program at Google — one of the company’s crown jewels. She mentored a team of young, hungry, talented employees in the ways of Google, and they helped drive its success. She followed that same mindset when she became Yahoo CEO, a role she reflects on in the show.

“I am really proud of the APM program. They’re such amazing individuals. But I don’t feel like I get to claim credit for their achievements.”

— Marissa Mayer
About the guest:

Marissa Mayer is co-founder of Sunshine (formerly Lumi Labs), and was president and CEO at Yahoo! until the company’s sale to Verizon. She started her career as employee number 20 at Google, where she founded and led the company’s legendary Associate Product Manager program

About the host:

Reid Hoffman is the host of Masters of Scale. A Silicon Valley entrepreneur and investor, he’s known for his spot-on insights on how to scale a startup. He’s a partner at Greylock and co-founder of LinkedIn, and co-author of the best-selling Blitzscaling and The Startup of You.

Also featured in this episode:

Karen Kirkland was the vice president of Talent Development & Outreach at Nickelodeon. During her time leading the Writing Program, she has launched the…

When you can’t find the right people to help your company scale, you have to make them.

Transcript of Masters of Scale: How to make the star employees you need
Masters of Scale’s mission is to democratize entrepreneurship. Launched in 2017 as a weekly podcast featuring Reid Hoffman, we’re now two weekly podcasts — Masters of Scale with Reid Hoffman, and Masters of Scale: Rapid Response, hosted by Bob Safian — as well as an award-winning daily learning app, a best-selling book, virtual and live events, and more, serving a global community of founders, funders, and leaders looking to innovate at scale.
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