Over at Business Insider, Nicholas Carlson has a long read profile of Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer. Not completely, but in some ways she sounds like she is out of an Ayn Rand novel. I receive emails from many young EPJ readers who ask me what direction they should be take for a successful career, I doubt one in a hundred would prepare and be as persistent as Mayer.
I don't believe extremely hard work is the only way to succeed, it can be done with a lot less effort by those who have extraordinary entrepreneurial abilities, but that only goes for one in a thousand. For most, super success will come by way of hard work. This story tells you just how much effort Mayer has put into her career. It is a fascinating read, here.