…us that a moment like this may be the beginning of the — possibly very far off in the future — end. Once people on the inside start hiding information in silos, when they stop cooperating and trusting each other, the performance of the organization as a whole suffers in response to the perceived mistrust.
…ee (and feel, deeply) the impact of the larger picture on the team. I can’t ignore the big picture. Unnecessary hierarchy bothers me. Intimidation bothers me. Perverse incentives bother me. Lack of transparency and coherence bothers me. Safety and diversity is extremely important to me. But that’s just me — I just sense this stuff. It’s me, not you.
… a surplus that they were able to start working on advanced projects like fully autonomous driving. Most prevailing economic theories don’t subscribe to the idea that monopolies create innovation, but it’s precisely the money machine that is Google adwords that allowed it to attempt a project like this.