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The main reason I left Google is that they can no longer innovate.
...they're conservative: They are so focused on protecting what they've got, that they fear risk-taking and real innovation.
Second, they are mired in politics,
Third, Google is arrogant. ... loss of touch with customers, poor strategic decision-making.
Forth, Google has become 100% competitor-focused rather than customer focused.
[google] Picks unwinnable fights and then trying to force their product on us (e.g. Google+), launching products that are universally panned (e.g. Allo), deprecating and turning down well-loved services (e.g. Reader, Hangouts), launching official APIs with competing and incompatible frameworks (e.g. gRPC vs. REST), launching obviously competing stacks that don't talk to each other (e.g. Android native vs. Dart/Flutter), etc. Their attempts at innovation have been confusing and mostly unsuccessful for close to a decade. Googlers know this is happening and are as frustrated by it as you are, but their leadership is failing them.
[edited by: moTi at 10:24 pm (utc) on Jan 24, 2018]
Westerners have all these stuffy conventions about not staring into your smartphone while you’re eating with your family, or out having fun with friends...
We have heard of many friends hiring chefs to come cooks meals in there home. We had a home party and had custom servers from dining services come watch over the meal. Very common.
How much distance from humanity and family must one travel to stand so far outside of reality that the following begins to make sense?
Try moving to China...
"I thank god that Ride Austin and Fasten came aboard," said Yerica Garcia, who resorted to driving for the Austin ridesharing services last summer after one of her vehicles was repossessed. "If it was Uber, I would lose my house too."
Garcia fell thousands of dollars behind on her mortgage last year. She blamed Uber for lowering prices and changing its commission split in Houston, which made it difficult to provide for her three children under the age of 10.
[edited by: martinibuster at 5:15 am (utc) on Jan 25, 2018]
Westerners have all these stuffy conventionsEr, I think he was being satirical. It is hardly earth-shaking news that different cultures have different rules of etiquette.
ust read his entire post. In a nutshell he's joining a startup that will exploit blue collar workers to deliver food to white collar workers like himself, at the lowest possible dollar.
You are on mars or drinking
Giving uber drivers more work - probably raise their hourly wage?
I wonder how the site admins would react if anyone else started making insulting comments like that?
I think it is a great concept, but a terrible companyYou and Steve both.
So what is Grab? Well, the simple and unsatisfying answer is: They’re the Uber of Southeast Asia. But that’s a terrible marketing message, because Uber is trying their best to become the most hated company in the U.S. It’s like touting them as the Comcast of Southeast Asia.
joined:Apr 25, 2002
More jobs and job choice for workers is the key.
Meanwhile, let's face it, ride-hailing jobs are a dead end
Since it's a race to the bottom with the lowest labor costs
joined:Apr 25, 2002
The questions are twofold:
- back to the Luddites: who will it benefit and how long will it take?
- will we outrace the impending environmental catastrophe?
If everything goes well, the benefits will appear quickly, be distributed broadly and help with the environmental crisis. If things don't go well... I think we drop into a period of deep secular decline, possibly a Dark Age depending on how things go with climate.Its companies like amazon destroying a much larger number jobs (for instance former book store workers and other retail jobs) compared to the number of jobs they are creating. And the future will probably suck.