When Marissa Mayer took over Yahoo five years ago, one of the key parts of her strategy was buying smaller companies more for their talented engineers than for their products.
Silicon Valley veterans talk about companies having their own DNA, a corporate genetic code stitched together from the experiences and skills of the people who work there. For Mayer, the goal was to refresh Yahoo’s gene pool.
Mayer’s startup shopping spree didn’t pan out. Her reign of destruction continues.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle