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    Organizer Sandbox | Ross LaJeunesse | 1/2/20 | 11 min
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    • Alexa
      ScoutScribe
      2 weeks ago

      The problem seems to be that the definition of evil can be rather subjective.

      If evil is not making your shareholders happy then by all definitions google is doing fine by that ethos.

      I found the part where he discussed what went wrong compelling, as the founders were distanced and others called the shots the motto gets diluted. I don't think this is a place where you can really exonerate Larry & Sergei tho.

      I think the important question is what does it mean when one of America’s marque’ companies changes so dramatically. Is it the inevitable outcome of a corporate culture that rewards growth and profits over social impact and responsibility?

      I've been thinking a lot lately about how corporate culture & the common KPI's impact our society (esp with the contrast of a culture like Germany where the grants & push goes to quality over shareholder value).

      The question remains for me, given that all these big companies seem to be wolves in sheep's clothing...now what?

      • bill
        Top reader of all timeScoutScribe
        2 weeks ago

        you found this on the humane tech forums! I starred it. Can’t believe you beat me to it, lol. There are so many people I know who need to read this. Googlers, former Googlers, my family in Maine.

        This is so charged up. I love it. From a person who was in the action, working. I’m giving it a 9 because parts the tactical disagreements with seniors at google were sometimes glossed over. The diversity exercises are so lol, it’s like reading Infinite Jest, I swear. I was literally roaring with laughter about a room of adults screaming offensive shit at each other, in the name of “diversity training.” I want to pat the author on the back and be like, dude, it’s okay. You’re free now.

        • Alexa
          ScoutScribe
          2 weeks ago

          dude right, he deserves a hug and probably some counseling. woof. I did find it on the forums, they sent me a recap of what I missed lately haha.

      • bill
        Top reader of all timeScoutScribe
        2 weeks ago

        The question remains for me, given that all these big companies seem to be wolves in sheep's clothing...now what?

        We build better companies!!

    • bill
      Top reader of all timeScoutScribe
      2 weeks ago

      Very real first-hand account from a guy who had a super-senior, interesting job at Google for a long time.

      Now he’s running for US senate as a democrat in Maine.