Kaila bought my attention to a Silicon Alley post that is a pretty stark assertion about Google. It seems an anonymous Silicon Valley insider claims that it’s not just Yahoo with significant internal strife, he claims Microsoft, eBay and Google also have problems. He is quoted as saying;
Google’s a complete f–ing mess on the inside. A total f–ing trainwreck. They don’t talk to each other. They fight constantly. A lot is being pissed away. In three or four years you’ll be looking back at this company and wondering what happened
Now it has to be said that Google is an exceptionally profitable trainwreck at the moment, but it also has to be said that most (nearly all) of that profit comes from one source – Adwords. It only needs a successful advertising foray by Microsoft to remove significant amount of the Google fairy dust.
As Kaila so rightly points out, and to paraphrase something I said a few days ago in relation to another company, when you’re big it’s easy for people to throw rocks at you. Google has grown so meteorically that they’re bound to trip up – admittedly it’s been a week full of trips for Google, but they’re so in the public view that every move they make is watched.
I don’t think Google will fall any time soon – I do however think that people need to think about a post Adwords revenue stream for the Googlers (and I’m sure they’re at the ‘plex right now doing just that)