If there's one thing Yahoo! employees strive for, it's excellence in the area of innovation. We know this because we recently read the inspiring "Yahoo! We Value..." list, and it's right there in purple and white: 1. Excellence; 2. Innovation. In fact, those two items beat Customer Fixation down to number 3, and that has the word "fixation" in it. So maybe we'd go so far as to say "obsessively striving for excellence in the area of innovation."
Having gone to the trouble of writing the "Yahoo! We Value..." list, we're sure upper management is heartened to see two of Yahoo!'s finest taking their ideas to heart. While some employees waste away their days refining dull search algorithms or trying to save the planet, we (John Allspaw and Dunstan Orchard) instead focused on something a little more real, a little more innovative, and a lot more excellent.
Behold the wonder that is Faceball:
More behind-the-scenes action here.
John Allspaw & Dunstan Orchard