Scoble posted his thoughts on the announcement this morning that the founders of the Dodge ball social networking software which were bought by Google and then effectively ignored, have left Google to pursue new projects.
Scoble sees parallels between what is starting to happen at Google and what has been happening for years at Microsoft. They’re becoming a large company, and as such are losing their ability to nurture the entrepreneurs within that have brought them their success:
“It seems that management is trying to get a handle on the chaos that is Google but in doing so is removing some of what made Google attractive to entrepreneurial developers.”
I’ve seen the same thing happens in congregations as well, so I think the problem is systems theory issue not something unique to the business world.
Have any of you seen a place that managed to both grow and innovate? Or does the sociology and group dynamics of “size” preclude it?
Read the rest here: Google gets big company disease?