Yesterday, +Mike Elgan
made a post about +Vanity Fair
's article about Marissa Mayer and her time prior to, and currently at #Yahoo
I read it, all 6 pages, and I have a thought/comment/idea.
I think one word that they missed, or chose to not include, that could almost sum up her is "mind blindness". Once a person with this condition makes their mind up about something, it's fairly difficult to change it. How do I know? Well, after years of reading, and reading, and talking with people (including Drs), and reading more, I'm one of those people.
Now, I am not saying that the person's view can't be swayed, changed, etc., it just takes a having all of your ducks-in-a-row when it comes to whatever the person is being a stone wall about, because usually they have theirs in-a-row already.
In addition to this, the mention of Asperger's being somewhat widely known about in the Valley, and the conditions that come along with it, I would be willing to bet she has it.
I'm going to stop right there, as I am not a psychologist, but it does explain a lot. The disregard to meetings (or keeping people waiting). The fanatical research about something that intrigues, but isn't necessarily something that is near-and-dear. That extends to the parties, the wanting to be publically perceived a certain way, etc.
That's just the tip. I could go on.
Smart? Yes. Genius even? Probably. Flawless? Never. That's just part of being human.