“Why I left Google”

James Whittaker:

The Google I was passionate about was a technology company that empowered its employees to innovate. The Google I left was an advertising company with a single corporate-mandated focus.

This article is a year old, but I think it says a lot about the changes Google has been, and still is, going through. Worth a read for sure.



  • Highlighted by referring to their Glass effort as a moonshot during SXSW, to which the reply was, “your putting Glass on the moon?”

  • If he really believed that, he never truly understood the company he worked for. They were always an advertising company.