Marissa Mayer, welcome to the 2012 "Having It All Olympics!"
Don't believe the well-intentioned enthusiasts when they say you can have it all. You simply cannot. We take our life in our hands, make our choices and have what we have -- just not all.
When women make it to the top, as Rometty and Mayer have, how much should we expect of them? How much do they owe us?
You have a terrific bully pulpit as a new female CEO. The message you're sending now is terrifying.
Print media, including magazines, that complain of reduced revenues, rising costs, shrinking circulation and see-sawing advertising, have felt the pinch, but thanks to innovative approaches, countless publishers are recouping their losses and widening their reach.
Many are commenting that Mayer's pregnancy is irrelevant. That the troubled company is lucky to have won Mayer over -- and I agree.
While frequent data breaches may have desensitized some consumers to identity theft, it's still important to pay attention to early warning signs your info is being used illegally, no matter how creative, silly or transparent a scam may seem.
Technology is an overwhelmingly male industry. But in Silicon Valley there are the first signs of change in the air as Yahoo! appointed Marissa Mayer as its new CEO -- a move that has been applauded across the industry and is tipped to revive the fortunes of one of the internet's most recognizable brands.
On one hand, you want to think that Yahoo! is on top of its own cyber-security. On the other hand, you know its not. So, what do you need to do now?
Indeed, if (in the sagacious words of Spiderman: The Movie) "with great power comes great responsibility," then the unprecedented power of today's large corporations places on them corresponding responsibilities to people affected by their actions.
In the past three elections, I have forecast the winners accurately by comparing the number of viewers watching Fox News with viewers watching the liberal combination. In all three of the cases, I got it right.
We must stop this Religion-based bigotry. I once again appeal to you as the President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon Church) to sit down face to face and find common ground.
The answer lies in how inefficient and/or difficult it is to be alone and an outlier on a board. Boards aim to be collegiate, making sure diverse opinions are aired while also providing good financial oversight of the company.
Long derided as "corporate raiders" only interested in making a fast buck often to the long-term detriment of their target companies, some recent successful activist investor campaigns have done much to rightfully disprove this long-held misconception.
Let's put the focus and accountability on whether CEOs are making good business decisions and not on their resumes and personal behavior.
I've been a fan of Yahoo since the beginning of time (or at least since Web history began). I've always thought of it as being a media company. Today, Yahoo is being led by the first CEO with real media chops in a very long time.