The Truth About Marissa Mayer: An Unauthorized Biography

Mayer wanted to change the colors entirely — from blue and gray to purple and yellow.

Seth’s body language shifted immediately. He looked deflated. He was going to have to tell his people the news.

Changing the color of a product like Yahoo Mail sounds easy, but it’s not. Mayer’s decision meant that some unlucky group of people were going to have to manually go and change the color in literally thousands of places — all while working under a deadline.

.. In this view, when Mayer forced already burnt-out people to work even harder at the very last minute to make sure a product went out as good as it could be, she set a marker for the new era of Yahoo