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June 13, 2006

Marissa Mayer's Normal Day

Business Week has an article about Marissa Mayer, Google's vice-president for search products and user experience, called "Marissa Gauntlet" by the insiders because of her rigid structure.

This is the schedule of a typical day of work for Marissa:

8:00 a.m. Wake-up, get ready for work

9:00 a.m. Arrive at work, take conference call about a new technology

10:00 a.m. Meeting with Udi Manber, VP of engineering to discuss search, engineering staffing, etc.

10:30 a.m. Meet with Associate Product Managers to brief and prepare for upcoming international business trip

12:00 noon Product review with Larry and Sergey; review product direction and strategy and potential future collaborations

1:00 p.m. UI (User Interface) review to review/approve user interface designs/changes for multiple products

3:00 p.m. Meet with a new member of my team to welcome him and discuss career goals/trajectory

3:30 p.m. Meeting with Google Video product manager

4:00 p.m. Google Product Strategy meeting with Eric, Larry, Sergey, and other executives to go over weekly site traffic and a few special topics

5:00 p.m. Executive strategy meeting on Google China

6:00 p.m. Office Hours

8:30 p.m. Catch up on the day's e-mail

11:15 p.m. Visit to the Google Gym to run

12:00 a.m. Go home

12:30 a.m. Watch TV, do e-mail

3:00 a.m. Go to bed

I wonder how does she manage to do all this in a single day and sleeping only 5 hours?

Marissa Mayer's profile on Orkut
Marissa prefers Pine to Gmail
She admits Google Video Store's launch was a failure

Stanford lecture - Marissa Mayer's ideas about innovation

Video of the lecture

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