Why I Left Google

William Wen
Published in
13 min readApr 7, 2022

I debated whether to write this article for a long time. How it would affect my relationships with past co-workers? How would it affect future employment opportunities?

After I retired from Google, I started driving Lyft to pass the time. One time I had a Lyft passenger who was a techie, and we talked about tech culture. After hearing my story, he asked me if I have seen the show Billions? He told me this quote.