Deconstructing Noam Bardin’s Post

I get excited about a lot of things.

Sometimes I get excited because someone I admire agrees with me. In these cases, if I dont force myself to stop and think, I can loose my critical sense.

This happened to many of us with the recent explosive piece by Noam Bardin, Waze’s ex-CEO who recently left Google.

Thanks to Charlie Gedeon for desconstructing the article and helping me be more critical. He points out that bashing on entitled Google employees hides the fact that the lion’s share of revenues are still going to much less visible people (eg. shareholders).

There is something wrong with the dominance of big tech. It is important to cultivate a diversified innovation culture — the likes of which is found in startups. But the picture Noam Bardin paints is too simplistic.