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Marissa Mayer

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

“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
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Marissa Mayer, guest
August 8, 2018

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.

Marissa Mayer, cameo
July 18, 2019

Bumble founder Whitney Wolfe Herd knows: The smallest feature can make or break your product. The challenge is recognizing the impact of that feature – and making sure it’s actually positive. This is what Wolfe Herd tapped into when she founded a dating app that required a whole new way of communication. She has become a master of understanding what her users want, and then making the small changes to Bumble that help them achieve their goals. While small changes typically lead to incremental improvements, every so often the impact is exponential. With cameo appearances by Steve Spohn (AbleGamer), and Marissa Mayer (Google, Yahoo).