1. Looking for role models: Marissa Mayer (2005.09.25:4)
Tell me who you love, and I'll tell you who you are. - Creole proverb and many other variants
Role models are important to me. Job titles don't tell me enough about work, but people's stories show me what I want for my own life. When I read people's stories, I find aspects that I'd like to include in my life. I learn about skills I need to develop. I find names for the things I want to do.
I'm going to share my role models with you as I discover them. You'll get a sense of what I want to do, and you might find some of these role models also inspiring.
Today from tech.memeorandum: Marissa Mayer of Google.
What Mayer does is help figure out how to make sure good ideas bubble to the surface and get the attention they need.
I want to do that. I want to be exposed to all sorts of ideas bubbling around me. I want to listen and draw ideas out. I want to connect people to other people and resources they need to make their ideas reality. I want to know who's doing what and make it easier for them to do it.
I'll need to work on:
- listening really well
- evaluating ideas quickly
- combining ideas in my head
- remembering people's names, faces, and interests
- meeting more people
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