- Program Manager, 2011 - presentGoogle Analytics Advocacy. Prior work at Google includes Developer Relations, Google+.
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Using an individual's current salary level as impacting their next salary ensures that pay inequality sticks around. and others here at Google are working to fix it.
In other words, labor is like any other factor of production in that the most profitable substitute is purchased (note that this does not mean the cheapest employee is hired, since not all employees have the same productivity). Past salary is a quantified signal to a prospective employer as to what previous employers have felt it was profitable to pay the given candidate; i.e. a signal of past productivity. Ignoring it may be philanthropic, but it is not rational.
This article is basically the same as Ford (employer) going to Michelin (employee-candidate) and, instead of asking how much tire model X costs, simply saying "We'll pay you $25 each for tire model X, because we think that gives us a decent profit on the cars we sell that contain 4 of those tires". The likelihood that $25 is the optimal balance point for both parties is close to zero, and across millions of such purchase decisions, the likelihood is that Ford loses greatly.
/via #business #legal #siliconvalley
"The day had started innocently enough. I was hosting our company’s public relations firm at the office, as we worked with our product marketing and management teams on interacting with press. At a break, I stepped outside of the conference room and found the longtime senior vice president of HR waiting for me — usually not a good sign.
“Louis, please come into my office,” he said, with a tone that made it obvious this wasn’t really a choice. So I followed."
Almost five years ago, I ran into Sundar in the stairwells of Google, having just joined the company. I was holding a MacBook Air, which I'd been given as a Noogler. Knowing he ran ChromeOS, I told him I wished I could be carrying around a Chrome laptop instead. He was apologetic, saying he agreed, and was working on it.
By 2013, when the Pixel was announced, I traded IM's with Sundar just hours after the public launch. I congratulated him on the launch, and his response, to my surprise, was a humble one... "Do you have one yet?" Surprised, I said no, as it was the first day. He responded, "I'm so sorry. You were supposed to be on the list."
I paused, saying, no, it was fine. I'd get one soon. He reiterated, "You were supposed to be on the list. Contact and he will get you one." Less than an hour later, I had my hands on the Chromebook PIxel and I haven't used a Mac at work since.
Google is incredibly lucky to have Sundar as CEO. I bring up the story because while it's a small one, and I'm just one person, I know Sundar is friendly, approachable, humble and focused - all attributes necessary to earn and succeed the role he's found himself in today. Now, all of you know Sundar already, but this article will help you know him more, and see the person we already knew well.
Thanks for the piece.
"The reality is that though many in tech think they are above and beyond all the problems plaguing the rest of the US, though they believe themselves to be separate, they’re very much equal. Racism exists in the tech industry, because racism exists everywhere. It’s time we talked about that, instead of dancing around it."
Bryan Stevenson of the Equal Justice Initiative came to speak with and others at Google yesterday, to talk about racial justice and Black History Month. His talk was incredible, and you owe it to yourself to watch this and learn. Everybody should watch this. So do.
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"Google announced on Tuesday it is launching a new paid-for measurement platform called the Google Analytics 360 Suite that it will offer to its biggest advertising clients
Google Analytics is a hugely important tool, which has a 82.8% share of the website traffic analysis market..."
I hear that's the thing these days. Take photos with your phone that are better than those huge cameras we all had to lug around. I had a willing model showing day and night shots.
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"Once again, the tech web is aflutter about a proposed change in Twitter’s timeline — as they have finally made a choice to offer more than a simply chronological feed of updates displayed in the order they were posted.
While a chronological order of tweets can be considered a hallmark definition of what Twitter is today, and truthfully, one of its most addictive features as each new Tweet rolls in, it’s also a detriment to those who aren’t ready to be constantly hooked to the information IV drip."
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