The Yahoo Alumni Guide

The once-hot Internet giant has groomed a generation of hyper-talented alumni

In Silicon Valley, at least, it seems everyone has worked for Yahoo! for 15 minutes—which is several minutes longer than the tenures of some of the company’s chief executive officers. As investors and online commenters focus on the company’s new CEO, Marissa Mayer, as well as what cuts she might have to make, there’s no denying that Yahoo’s combination of early success and slow decline has made it a testing ground for a generation of technology executives. “How do you grow that quickly?” asks Jeremy Ring, an early sales executive who’s now a member of the Florida Senate. “You’ll have to learn it, and that’s very valuable.”

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