They’ve got problems. You didn’t hear this from me, okay? But it’s true. Squirrel Boy is freaking out. I’m going to have a more complete report on this in the near future but for now just know that they’re losing talent bigtime and their already dysfunctional management style is actually getting worse. Larry wants to run the company. Eric can’t stand working for teenagers. Sergey does nothing but play Legos and buy jumbo jets and bail his Uncle Fetya out of jams. Shona Brown, who runs HR, has changed her status and now is “working part-time” and as everyone knows, in the Valley there’s no such thing. Anyhoo. Eric says it’s actually a plus because Shona is largely responsible for Google’s massively frigged up hiring policies. The hiring is out of control and now has started hurting earnings. But how to get this mess under control? Meawnwhile the CFO has already announced plans to go. Others at the top will be fleeing soon. And here comes Facebook which scares the crap out of Google because they’re roping off a huge chunk of the Internet and keeping it to themselves; and word is the Borg is definitely going to get into bed with Faceberg and won’t be deterred based on ridiculously high prices. Money is no object is the word from the Beastmaster.
I’ve got Iulia and Natasha working on a Google project for the blog. We’re going to put up a chart in the style of an Al Qaeda “most wanted” list and check people off as they flee. Should be fun. More as this develops.