I always did something I was a little not ready to do. I think that's how you grow. When there's that moment of 'Wow, I'm not really sure I can do this,' and you push through those moments, that's when you have a breakthrough.

I like to do matrices. One option per line, different facets for each column. Salary, location, happiness index, failure index, and all that.

Well, I think the social networking is really interesting.

I like to stay in the rhythm of things.

I really believe that the virtual world mirrors the physical world.

I really love color.

I definitely think what drives technology companies is the people; because in a technology company it's always about what are you going to do next.

I have a theory that burnout is about resentment. And you beat it by knowing what it is you're giving up that makes you resentful.

I think that ultimately over time we really should strive for a place where most information is available online and is searchable.

I like to stay in the rhythm of things. My maternity leave will be a few weeks long, and I'll work throughout it.

I think what's really amazing is that given the scale of the web and getting the compute power we have today, we're starting to see things that appear intelligent but actually aren't semantically intelligent.

What you want, when you want it. As opposed to everything you could ever want, even when you don't.

For some people, what really matters to them is sleep.

The baby's been way easier than everyone made it out to be.

I was always good at math and science, and I never realized that that was unusual or somehow undesirable.

If I had been more self-conscious about being a woman, it would have stifled me.

You can't have everything you want, but you can have the things that really matter to you.

I refuse to be stereotyped.

Shifting toward management meant greater responsibility and influence, but it also meant giving up programming day-to-day in my role, which was hard because it took me out of my comfort zone.

I could imagine, some number of years from now, starting my own company. But not yet. Not for a while.

I think Google should be like a Swiss Army knife: clean, simple, the tool you want to take everywhere.

I think it's very comforting for people to put me in a box. 'Oh, she's a fluffy girlie girl who likes clothes and cupcakes. Oh, but wait, she is spending her weekends doing hardware electronics.'

I loved Stanford and symbolic systems. For me, I came to Stanford assuming I would be a doctor and got really deep into chemistry and biology, but I noticed everyone who was on the same track as me was taking the exact same classes. I wanted to do something more unique.

I think like my dad, but I have a huge kinship with my mom.

Product management really is the fusion between technology, what engineers do - and the business side.

I think that for me, it's God, family and Yahoo - in that order.

The utmost thing is the user experience, to have the most useful experience.

I've always liked simplicity.

I want Yahoo to be the absolute best place to work, to have a fantastic culture.

Search occupies this wonderful moment in a user's day where it doesn't even really break along demographics, right?

I think, you know, a fellow CEO said to me that the interesting thing about being CEO that's really striking is that you have very few decisions that you need to make, and you need to make them absolutely perfectly.

I think that there is a generational change, where new generations that have grown up always having access to the internet have a somewhat different view in terms of personal information and what needs to be kept private.

Eric Schmidt from Google is one of my favorite mentors. And Eric would always say this very humbling thing that's really true, which is, he would say, 'Good executives confuse themselves when they convince themselves that they actually do things.'

I had no idea how to eat sensibly.

Good students are good at all things.

Before Google, I spent the summer building a program that would look at what websites you would go to and what websites other people would go to - and built a collaborative filtering program that helped you find related sites to look at.

The interesting thing is when you look at what people want to do on their phone, it's mail, weather, check stock quotes and news. That's Yahoo's business. This is a huge opportunity for us because we have the content and all the information people want on their phones.

Well, I have one of the best jobs in the world.

When people think about computer science, they imagine people with pocket protectors and thick glasses who code all night.

I came in as an engineer and worked on artificial intelligence at Google. I worked on related sites and matching advertising to queries with some of our earliest ads.

I don't feel overwhelmed with information. I really like it.

I didn't want to lose my sense of myself in my profession.

Walmart is an amazing story of entrepreneurship and, as one of the world's most powerful brands, touches millions of lives every day.

Beyond basic mathematical aptitude, the difference between good programmers and great programmers is verbal ability.

With data collection, 'The sooner the better' is always the best answer.

I love technology, and I don't think it's something that should divide along gender lines.

I think that burnout happens because of resentment. That notion that, 'Wow, I worked 100 hours last week, and I couldn't even have this thing that I really wanted.'

When you're coming into a company and, you know, have to do a transformation, what you really want to do is look at the company and say, 'Okay, here are the parts that the company does well. How do we get those genes to hyper-express? The genes that are getting in the way, how do you turn those off?'

Really in technology, it's about the people, getting the best people, retaining them, nurturing a creative environment and helping to find a way to innovate.