新一期《财富》杂志刊登了我对梅耶尔的描述——《玛丽莎•梅耶尔在雅虎：做好准备，大干一场》（Marissa Mayer: Ready to rumble at Yahoo）。通过这篇文章，你能了解到她的职场生存法则：“勇于去做尚未准备好的事情。并在自己身边聚集最聪明的人，”她如是说。
This picture of Mayer--who is on the right, with her best friend from childhood, Abigail Garvey Wilson--offers a glimpse of where she came from. I talked with Abby, as well as dozens of other people Mayer grew up with--from her hometown of Wausau, Wisconsin, to Stanford University to Google (GOOG) to Yahoo (YHOO), where she was recruited last July to turn around the troubled company.
Marissa Mayer: Ready to rumble at Yahoo is my profile of Mayer that appears in the new issue of Fortune. The profile tells you about her career credos: "Do things that you're not quite ready to do. And surround yourself with the smartest people," she says.
Another perspective, which I didn't have room to include in the story, comes from Tom Stocky, a former Google employee who graduated from the highly regarded APM--associate product manager--program that Mayer created for rising stars there. "She goes beyond managing people to investing in people on a personal level," Stocky told me. "That causes everyone on her team to work harder."
Stocky, who is now a director of product management at Facebook (FB), recalls Mayer once telling him: "Most people think of a career trajectory as a sloping line. Really, it's a step function." She went on to tell him: "When you're ready to take the next step or take on more responsibility, you should start doing your job at the next level."
If you do that, Mayer said, "The promotion will come naturally."
Hmm, Mayer took her own advice. Now at Yahoo, where she is the fifth CEO in five years--caring for restless investors as well as a new baby boy--she'll definitely be working at the next level.