If you have been following me on twitter, you probably know that I am no longer at Yahoo!. My last day at Yahoo! was Friday, June 13 2008. Since then, I have found ample reasons to procrastinate on writing this post. As my temporary break from The W2 Life ends very soon, I can procrastinate no more. So, for those of you who don't already know, I am excited about joining Google next week (more about it in a future blog post).
I was at Yahoo! for a little under 2 years and I can say without any hesitation that I have never had as much fun at any job as I did as a purple-loving Yahoo. I was lucky to have led some high-impact platform product initiatives and to have worked with an amazing group of people both within and outside of Yahoo!. Yahoo! is a great company, with compelling products that touch the everyday lives of an astounding number of people. There are only a handful of companies in the world where one can improve the web by positively impacting 100s of millions of users (which, btw, is a really fun product management challenge) and Yahoo! is clearly one of them.
It was a hard decision to leave Yahoo!, but after carefully thinking through my medium- and long-term career goals, it became apparent earlier this year that this was the correct next step for me. The initiatives I started at Yahoo! are in very good hands and the time is right to start a brand new adventure!