Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer says her priorities are 'God, family and Yahoo, in that order'

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  • Schwa South Jordan, UT
    Dec. 7, 2012 8:06 a.m.

    Family should always be at the top of your list. Sorry, God.

  • UtahBlueDevil Durham, NC
    Dec. 4, 2012 7:44 p.m.


    "Btw, Romney was criticized, and vilified for being rich"

    No...Romeny was criticized for the type of business he was in... one that earns money by breaking up companies, selling off the parts, often resulting in the loss of jobs. I am not saying this is what he did - he wouldn't ever detail what he did so we just don't know. But the business of "leveraged buyouts" usually is a dirty business... and one that is often not well respected.

    But what in the heck does that have to do with this lady? Does she have anything to do with Romney? How did Romney jump into this discussion? Is he secretly a woman trying to obtain the balance between motherhood and career?

    There are plenty of people who have become rich via honest and respectable means - probably including Romney. There are equally many who have become rich by taking advantage of others and moral busting greed. I don't think there is anything to indicate this lady falls into this camp.

    It blows me away how "politics" seems to jump every discussion..... let me guess - Less filling = conservative, taste great = socialist liberal?

  • bored Lindon, UT
    Dec. 4, 2012 1:20 p.m.

    And the personal attacks continue...precisely what happened during the election. I would have to argue that both candidates were out of touch with regular citizens, simply because of their circumstances. Btw, Romney was criticized, and vilified for being rich. That was the excuse given for why his tax rate was lower than the average person, and why he was out of touch with voters. It's convenient to cherry-pick the talking points to make your own argument, but not any more correct than what the next guy is doing.

    The sad fact is, politicians have been out of touch with regular people for a long, long time. They are no longer 'public servants.' Only the rich (or very well-backed) can afford to play. They are forced to play games with our heads in an effort to try to convince us they care. Whether they do or not, we may never know. The only real measure we have are the results of their previous work. That was the basis of my vote this year.

  • UtahBlueDevil Durham, NC
    Dec. 4, 2012 8:58 a.m.

    SInce when is God and Family mutually exclusive of each other? Really... where is this coming from.

    If "Church" is taking over your life and time - that is completely different than having your faith or God as your center. Your Church and Faith are not necessarily the same thing. One is an organizational structure, the other is your moral compass. Yes, often, as they should be, they are linked. But being busy at church and callings does not make you a "God" centered person. That makes you a Church centered person.

    Often - being God centered - means putting family above all else, including callings.

  • airnaut Everett, 00
    Dec. 1, 2012 2:24 p.m.

    "God, Family and Yahoo - in that order."

    Isn't it suppose dto be God, Family and Country?
    God, Family and Business - not Country, eh?

    She gotta be a Republican.

  • frankie boy Dove Canyon, CA
    Dec. 1, 2012 7:48 a.m.

    she's a big-time Obama bundler...

  • lars Pittsburgh, PA
    Dec. 1, 2012 6:50 a.m.

    @ETB & LValfre

    Sorry, have to disagree. Family should not always come first. That's the kind of thinking that led to the Hatfields & McCoys, the Lancasters & Yorks, etc.

  • War dog Taylorsville, UT
    Dec. 1, 2012 6:30 a.m.

    It is amazing to me all the ignorant people who know nothing go the personal life of someone can write negative comments about it. None of them will ever achieve even a small portion of what she has

  • rogerdpack Orem, UT
    Nov. 30, 2012 12:25 p.m.

    Awesome--if those are indeed her priorities, which I hope they are. Those type of people are destined for success, though sometimes not the monetary kind :)

  • SLC gal Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 30, 2012 6:57 a.m.

    LValfre - do enlighten me - what Fortune 500 have you been CEO of?

  • Oatmeal Woods Cross, UT
    Nov. 29, 2012 7:33 p.m.

    Cats: Once again, no one attacks him for being rich. He pays his tithing. Big deal. He donates to charity. My grandmother donates a higher percentage to charity than he does, and she lives on a pension.

    They attacked him for being out of touch and critical of average Americans. Or at least those horrible 47% types like the elderly, uninsured and military veterans among us.

  • Cats Somewhere in Time, UT
    Nov. 29, 2012 4:49 p.m.

    Oatmeal: Will you people ever stop relentlessly attacking a man who has spent his life in service to his fellow beings and given millions of dollars to charity. Any good person who knows him personally verifies that.

  • LValfre CHICAGO, IL
    Nov. 29, 2012 4:10 p.m.

    @SLC gal

    "She's C-E-O of Yahoo! Of course its easy when she can set her own hours, probably work from home if she chooses, etc... she doesn't have a boss to answer to because she IS the boss."

    Obviously you haven't been at that level before. Do you have any idea what kind of stress, demands, concerns, and other requirements come at the CEO level of a major corporation? Do you think you're ever 'off the clock' if someone needs to get a hold of you?

  • RileyReally? Alexandria, VA
    Nov. 29, 2012 3:29 p.m.

    Babies ARE easy. I just hand mine off to my nanny whenever I have something else to do, and everything just seems to work out.

  • SLC gal Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 29, 2012 2:58 p.m.

    She's C-E-O of Yahoo! Of course its easy when she can set her own hours, probably work from home if she chooses, etc... she doesn't have a boss to answer to because she IS the boss.

  • Belching Cow Sandy, UT
    Nov. 29, 2012 1:10 p.m.

    Oh no the "G" word was mentioned now there will be some undies in a knot.

  • Oatmeal Woods Cross, UT
    Nov. 29, 2012 12:47 p.m.

    AZRods: "It reminds me of people who criticize Mitt Romney for simply being rich."

    I've yet to hear anyone criticize Romney for being rich. I have heard many in both parties criticize him for being out-of-touch.

    Marissa Mayer is admirable because she is in touch with herself, her spirituality and her fellow human beings. She is a Stanford grad (M.S.)in computer science, specializing in artifical intelligence and is a leading expert in the field. She actually runs a corporation based on cutting edge ideas and technology. She possesses a great creative mind. She gave birth to a child while staying at the top of her demanding profession. Please don't compare her to Mitt Romney. You'll make Mitt look bad.

  • AZRods Maricopa, AZ
    Nov. 29, 2012 11:32 a.m.

    Agreed Chris, and I often see where putting God first makes us much better parents.
    And as with many in politics and business, I agree with some of their opinions and disagree with others. But I am impressed with this woman who in spite of her many advantages has her priorities in perfect alignment. And keep in mind that she has created many of these advantages through her own hard work and special abilities.
    It reminds me of people who criticize Mitt Romney for simply being rich.
    Look at how they treat their spouses and their families and it will tell you alot about who they really are.
    For that matter it makes me wonder what the spouses and familys would say about some of the posters on here...

  • Chris from Rose Park Hartford, CT
    Nov. 29, 2012 10:28 a.m.


    Please do not misunderstand what it means to have God as a first priority. It does not mean that you will love your children less or take care of them less if they choose to believe differently. For those who believe that God is a Heavenly Parent, who perfectly loves them and desires their happiness as well as the happiness of their entire family, it makes sense to put Him as first priority. Doing so puts becoming as loving as He is and caring for your family and others as the top priority. I for one consider God family, in the most literal meaning of the word, so putting Him lower in a list of priorities would not make any sense.

  • LValfre CHICAGO, IL
    Nov. 29, 2012 9:26 a.m.

    @Ernest T. Bass

    "Family above all. Anyone who puts anything ahead of family is wrong."

    Thank you Ernest! I hate when people put God above family. It's absolutely sickening. Family ALWAYS comes first regardless of what faith any of the kids have.

  • Gregg Weber SEATTLE, WA
    Nov. 29, 2012 8:56 a.m.

    There was a book titled "God, Family, Country" or something like that. Assuming "Country" means freedom rather than the tyranny of a dictatorship I would suspect that that would be of more importance than work play and some other things. This would be especially true if freedom was in jepordy of one who disregards the Constitution and is sending US down the slope toards tyranny and dictatorship.

  • Ernest T. Bass Bountiful, UT
    Nov. 29, 2012 8:09 a.m.

    Family above all. Anyone who puts anything ahead of family is wrong.

  • J-TX Allen, TX
    Nov. 29, 2012 7:30 a.m.

    EDM - Easy to criticize when your priorities are: 1) Self, 2) Self and 3) Self........

  • Emajor Ogden, UT
    Nov. 29, 2012 6:56 a.m.

    "When you just say that it's been easier than you expected, most working moms simply respond 'of course it is for her — she's worth a fortune, she can afford 24 hours, 7 days a week babysitters, a cook, a housekeeper, a chauffeur, personal shoppers, assistants at the office, etc.'"

    Bingo. Get back to us when you have to decide between giving up your job and going back to work even though child care costs will absorb the majority of your paycheck.

    "God must be interested in a lot of celebrity garbage, because yahoo sure is."

    Bingo again.

  • EDM Castle Valley, Utah
    Nov. 28, 2012 11:38 p.m.

    Oh, dear. God, again.

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    Nov. 28, 2012 10:20 p.m.

    God must be interested in a lot of celebrity garbage, because yahoo sure is. I gave up on them as a home page years ago.