Plastered all over the tech news this week is ex-Googler Marissa Mayer’s appointment as Yahoo new CEO. Just by joining Yahoo alone, Marissa Mayer has been headlined with positivity like making Yahoo relevant, being able to attract and recruit people previously unachievable for Yahoo.

Just a month ago, my former boss was in the same shoe as the whole of Europe learnt of Harriet Green’s appointment as the new Group CEO of Thomas Cook. Investors and news agencies brimming with positivity that Harriet will bring fresh perspective to the world’s oldest travel agency.

Two women at the top tasked with rescuing their companies and making them relevant once again for the 21st century is perhaps the most exciting news, in itself, to come for a long time.


As a humble human being, I think we should all listen to opinions from our family and friends.

However, when doing what I believe in at work, I think it is important to sort out the opinions that really matters. Listening to too much/wrong opinions at work (on the project you are working on / developing) can sometimes be the worst thing.

Imagine if Apple had listened to what everyone had to say before launching iphone. It would have been a colossal mistake!

Sometimes, it is better to make a mistake doing what you truly believe in  than to make a mistake following someone else’s opinion.