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Drowning in Urgency

Mark Mzyk May 29, 2008

“The urgent can drown out the important,” she said. “It’s great we did these urgent, expedient search indices, but what we really need to do is put them on the same page.” – quote from Marissa Mayer, vice president of search products and user experience at Google. Emphasis added is my own.  Replace search indices […]

Google’s Brain Drain

Mark Mzyk April 3, 2008

I keep hearing about the Google Brain Drain.  It seems everyone uses this to predict gloom and doom for Google.  I think this won’t be the case. It seems natural that employees would decide to leave Google.  While Google does a lot to keep its employees happy and satisfied, eventually it is likely that the […]

Google’s Unique Advantage

Mark Mzyk March 17, 2008

Previously I’ve written about the corporate culture at Google and how it isn’t likely to be an easy thing to emulate.  Today at work, my coworker, Jackson, showed me this post that links to a slide show that delves into Google’s internal processes.  Another post that I recently read was Steve Yegge’s post on Good […]