Thursday August 04, 2016

Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer On 130 Hour Work Weeks

What is the secret to being able to work almost 19 hours a day, seven days a week? According to Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer, scheduling showers and poop breaks is a big part of time management. roll eyes (sarcastic)

The other piece that gets overlooked in the Google story is the value of hard work. When reporters write about Google, they write about it as if it was inevitable. The actual experience was more like, "Could you work 130 hours in a week?" The answer is yes, if you’re strategic about when you sleep, when you shower, and how often you go to the bathroom. The nap rooms at Google were there because it was safer to stay in the office than walk to your car at 3 a.m. For my first five years, I did at least one all-nighter a week, except when I was on vacationآ—and the vacations were few and far between.