Tipping Point: When its cooler to leave a company than to stay

Google is just another big (Evil?) cooperate entity like the rest of them.

Check out this post from the founders of Dodgeball that was acquired by Google.

It’s no real secret that Google wasn’t supporting dodgeball the way we expected. The whole experience was incredibly frustrating for us – especially as we couldn’t convince them that dodgeball was worth engineering resources, leaving us to watch as other startups got to innovate in the mobile + social space. And while it was a tough decision (and really disappointing) to walk away from dodgeball, I’m actually looking forward to getting to work on other projects again.

ps: Clear your calendar for this Saturday (April 21). A whole crew of us are dj’ing to celebrate our escape. (details + invite coming soon!)

is this a tipping point in how Google is perceived?

Growing up is hard… It seems that Google’s management are trying to get a handle on the chaos that is Google but in doing so it is killing some of its own innovation and what made it attractive to entrepreneurial developers.
Big companies have some trouble getting small new ideas. The challenge is to maintain a company culture that tries to avoid this as much as possible…



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