Why the Google layoffs are about personal ambition and poor leadership

Andy Walker
8 min readJan 24

How did the company that aspired to be so much more come to this?

Photo by Kai Wenzel on Unsplash

Recently, Google announced it was laying off approximately 6% of its workforce (or 12,000 people). This brings it in line with most of the rest of the tech industry. The reason given by a publicly contrite CEO was that they’d overhired in the boom following the COVID pandemic and…

Andy Walker

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