The Huffington Post just posted an interview with Marissa Mayer (“Google Exec Marissa Mayer Explains Why There Aren’t More Girl Geeks”) in which she explained why she chose Google over 13 other companies she had job offers from out of college.
“Work with the smartest people you can find, do something you’re not ready to do, find an environment in which you’re very comfortable so you can find your voice, and work for someone who believes in you – because when they believe in you, they’ll invest in you.”
I couldn’t agree more. For some people, that’s Google or Facebook. For others, that is a startup. For me, that encompasses every reason why I’m at Yahoo.