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Choosing the Path Least Worn

Mari Baker, PlayFirst

Mari Baker, CEO of PlayFirst, tells a story from early in her career of eschewing a well-paid job at an established company for a lesser position with a smaller firm. She listened to her gut instinct, which leaned in favor of the upstart opportunity and the chance to work with a more stimulating, more knowledgeable team. Though it was a daunting short-term financial decision, the upstart job was with Intuit, which went on to become a very successful enterprise and the right path overall for her career.