Richard Florida
by Richard Florida
Wed Jun 27th 2007 at 11:45pm UTC

Looking Inside Google from Inside Microsoft


This is just so cool because it like being in a hall of mirrors.

An email making the rounds at Microsoft that purports to be an HR interview with a former Microsoft employee who ended up at Google and is now back at Microsoft.  So, it’s Microsoft takes a look at Google for internal marketing at Microsoft.

If that’s not confusing enough, read the whole memo here.

It says a lot about Google but probably says even more about Microsoft in the way that they have chosen to portray Google.  In any case, it’s a peek "under the covers" at a couple of major Creative Economy organizations.

posted by Kevin Stolarick

One Response to “Looking Inside Google from Inside Microsoft”

  1. Wendy Says:

    I read the interview and skimmed the comments. This comment was particularly interesting:

    Rick Says:

    June 27th, 2007 at 10:48 am
    Personally, all this says what I already know: working for a major campus-corporation requires “drinking the kool-aid” becoming a cog in the machine. Maybe a warm bath for some, but the idea horrifies me. The idea alone of spending every lunchtime in a corporate cafetaria horrifies me…

    And I don’t buy that this kind of environment will ever attract sufficient real creative talent. Which is why Google and other major corps have to keep buying start-ups and smaller companies