Thursday, January 21, 2010

Farewell Google

My boss was fantastically gracious. She said "I'm proud of you. I'll miss you. Thanks for helping me build the team". You could barely ask for more when you hand in your resignation.

A week or so later I sent out this email:

and received in return a wealth of warm wishes from people with whom I've worked. Man alive, I've worked with some really super people at Google.

This evening I had my team over for dinner. What a great team! They gave me this lovely card:

Fitting and inspirational. I'll miss them.

Tomorrow's my last full day at Google and next week I begin my "funemployment" with a quick trip to the UK. Exciting times! As a present to myself I bought a new lens for my camera. I took this picture of Wendy with it:


It's true that I don't yet have any "next thing" lined up. If you have any ideas, let me know. My résumé is at


Anonymous said...

Congrats dude. Looking forward to seeing what you do next.

Can you grab me a slice of cake on your way out?

onlinematters said...

congratulations. "may the sun shine on your face and the wind be at your back"

Lisa Hirsch said...

Aw, dammit, I just caught this internally. I knew I should have arranged lunch with you and Luke.