"I always like hiring people for my start-ups from Yahoo from that era [the Terry Semel era] vs. from Google, because I know the Yahoo people are smart but humble. They’ve seen the highs and lows. They are more realistic about how the world works."

— Unnamed venture capitalist in this story about Terry Semel’s legacy at Yahoo. I definitely left Yahoo! with a sense of humility and fire in the belly, both of which have been useful at Etsy.