Ms Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo! has been ruffling feathers yet again. She did it a few months ago about home working, so we featured a poll here in this blog about whether you supported her view. It couldn’t have got a lot of people energised (my poll that is) as I got nothing back – seems it was one of those “if it doesn’t affect me, what’s the point in contributing” issues.
Anyway, onwards and upwards, this week she’s done it again, so she might well be worth keeping an eye on! Notoriety is not altogether a good thing. I like quirky a lot, but there is only so much silly things someone in a VERY high position can say, before their reputation does down the pan and nobody listens anymore. Particularly if you are a woman. So … consider this recent missive of hers:
Photography is one of my true loves. In fact Aresko Photography has a blog of it’s own HERE. And a comment like this is sure to get me REALLY worked up. I’m still in awe of many professional photographers who are able to produce sheer works of art by standing on the same spot as me. The great Ansel Adams said:
“You don’t make a photograph just with a camera. You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved.” ― Ansel Adams
However, according to Ms Mayer, this professional skill does not exist anymore. Poppycock!
Here is a link to a rant, from a now extinct professional photographer on how it made her (yes it was a woman, get over it) feel.
This has been this week’s issue that has managed to ignite the fury in me. Because I care about the issue. What issues do you get passionate and energised about?