I think Google should be like a Swiss Army knife: clean, simple, the tool you want to take everywhere.— Marissa Mayer
The most off-limits Marissa Mayer quotes that are simple and will have a huge impact on you
If you push through that feeling of being scared, that feeling of taking risk, really amazing things can happen.
It is wonderful to work in an environment with a lot of smart people.
It challenges you to think and work on a different level. If you play with better players, you learn a lot: perspectives, intellectual arguments, new ways of thinking about things.
Your rhythm is what matters to you so much that when you miss it you're resentful of your work...So find your rhythm, understand what makes you resentful, and protect it.
I realized in all the cases where I was happy with the decision I made, there were two common threads: Surround myself with the smartest people who challenge you to think about things in new ways, and do something you are not ready to do so you can learn the most.
You can be good at technology and like fashion and art.
You can be good at technology and be a jock. You can be good at technology and be a mom. You can do it your way, on your terms.
New beginnings – professional, personal, or come what may – are always uncomfortable, but being open to them is the only way to grow. In the end, we are all capable of so much more than we think.
Do something youre not ready to do. In the worst case, youll learn your limitations.
Really in technology, it's about the people, getting the best people, retaining them, nurturing a creative environment and helping to find a way to innovate.
I always did something I was a little not ready to do. I think that's how you grow.
Right now is a great time to be a woman in tech, but there's not enough women in tech.
To me, the future is personalization .
If I had been more self-conscious about being a woman, it would have stifled me.
With data collection, 'the sooner the better' is always the best answer.
Straight lines don't exist in the human form and are extremely rare in nature, so the human touch in the logo is that all the lines and forms have at least a slight curve.
This is one of my favorites. People think of creativity as this sort of unbridled thing, but engineers thrive on constraints. They love to think their way out of that little box: 'We know you said it was impossible, but we're going to do this, this, and that to get us there.'
I think that for me, it's God, family and Yahoo - in that order.
People ask me all the time: 'What is it like to be a woman at Google?' I'm not a woman at Google, I'm a geek at Google. And being a geek is just great. I'm a geek, I like to code, I even like to use spreadsheets when I cook.
My maternity leave will be a few weeks long and I'll work throughout it.
There are amazing opportunities all over the world for women, and I think that there's more good that comes out of positive energy around that than negative energy.
What is clear is that users own their data and should have control of how their data is used.
The utmost thing is the user experience, to have the most useful experience.
Google has the functionality of a really complicated Swiss Army knife, but the home page is our of approaching it closed... It's simple, it's elegant you can slip it in your pocket, but it's got the great doodad when you need it
Our theory is, if you need the user to tell you what you're selling, then you don't know what you're selling, and it's probably not going to be a good experience.
The mobile phone acts as a cursor to connect the digital and physical.
I'm a geek, I like to code, I even like to use spreadsheets when I cook.
Success is never getting to the bottom of your to-do list.
You can wear ruffles; you can be a jock, and you can still be a great computer scientist, or a great technologist, or a great product designer.
Theres no such thing as Flickr Pro because today, with cameras as pervasive as they are, theres no such thing, really, as professional photographers when theres everything thats professional photographers. Certainly theres varying levels of skills but we didnt want to have a Flickr Pro anymore. We wanted everyone to have professional quality photo space and sharing.
Innovation is born from the interaction between constraint and vision.
Reality is but a poor excuse for not having an imagination.
The Googly thing is to launch products early on Google Labs and then iterate, learning what the market wants - and making it great. The beauty of experimenting in this way is that you never get too far from what the market wants. The market pulls you back.
People are more productive when they're alone, but they're more collaborative and innovative when they're together.
For me the core principles of privacy online are transparency, choice and control.
I like to stay in the rhythm of things.
Search is an unsolved problem.
The prime reason the Google homepage is so bare is due to the fact that the founders didn't know HTML and just wanted a quick interface. In fact, it was noted that the SUBMIT button was a long time coming and hitting the RETURN key was the only way to burst Google into life.
If you took the entire internet and laid it end to end, it would weigh more than the other thing. It would weigh more than it would if it wasn't laid end to end. Like, if it was a ball of rolled up internet it would weigh less. I'm pretty sure. It depends on the size of the scale, I think.
Today, only about 1% of the World Wide Web is written in Arabic.
What you want, when you want it. As opposed to everything you could ever want, even when you don't.
I’m not a pro, but I know enough to be dangerous.
I think the most interesting thing is what happens next.
I’ve come to realize that being a mother makes me a better executive, because motherhood forces prioritization. Being a mom gives you so much more clarity on what is important.
Will the social networking phenomenon lessen? I don't think so.
I love Google. I was there for 13 years, and if you told me I'd be as happy anywhere else, I would've probably doubted it. But I am as happy, if not happier, at Yahoo.
Vince Lombardi says, you know, "In my life, there are three things: God, family and the Green Bay Packers, in that order. For me, it's God, family and Yahoo!, in that order.
Creativity thrives best when constrained.
Talent is what drives technology companies.
We were very focused on becoming profitable from a very early time, which was not true of most companies in the bubble