Marissa Mayer is ... Wonder Woman
If any company needed a superheroine to rescue it from the maelstrom of mediocrity, it was Yahoo. In her first year Mayer has breathed new life into Flickr; tossed the Lasso of Truth around Tumblr, Summly, and 15 other acquisitions; and hurled her razor-sharp tiara at Yahoo's pajama-wearing slackers and BlackBerry-toting weenies. While no one's predicting the imminent demise of Google just yet, employee satisfaction at Yahoo just hit a five-year high, and the company is no longer thought of as the prototypical Web 1.0 dinosaur. All she needs now is some black hair dye, a spandex suit, and a pair of bulletproof bracelets.