Nothing if he is doing it on his own time. Problem here is that he has gathered all of his employees together to listen to him and every other top level boss of the company ask the employees of that company, with all the anger of loosing that election, The Google co-founder then asks his company to consider what [it] can do to ensure a “better quality of governance and decision-making.”
We are moving dangerously close to understanding the hundreds of millions of dollars of unregistered in kind contributions made by tech companies to get Hillary Clinton elected.
This meeting was a call to arms by all of the employees… they were not sadly expressed individual feelings… they were meant to create a family of mourners making them more likely to believe in and carry out company policy which has nothing to do with being a search engine.
CFO Ruth Porat appears to break down in tears when discussing the election result. Porat promises that [Google] will “use the great strength and resources and reach we have to continue to advance really important values.” Stating “we all need a hug,” she then instructs the audience of Google employees to hug the person closest to them.
These aren’t personal expressions, the meeting was a evangelical in its purpose and designed to pull or force employees to agree with their mission and values.
If you believe this was just a few people telling of the disappointment, you have truly drank the koolaid. The is the same company that when you entered ‘famous American inventors’ just after the election, the only two white guys were Ben Franklin and Tom Edison… all the rest were black. I guess their were no Asian or hispanic contributors.
Their response to the video… Seems that all the caterwauling about leadership comes from the top only applies to Trump… they are just expressing their own views… Right.
“At a regularly scheduled all hands meeting, some Google employees and executives expressed their own personal views in the aftermath of a long and divisive election season. For over 20 years, everyone at Google has been able to freely express their opinions at these meetings. Nothing was said at that meeting, or any other meeting, to suggest that any political bias ever influences the way we build or operate our products. To the contrary, our products are built for everyone, and we design them with extraordinary care to be a trustworthy source of information for everyone, without regard to political viewpoint.”
It is nice that they added that “For over 20 years, everyone at Google has been able to freely express their opinions at these meetings.” I guess if James Damore had read his memo at the meeting would he still have been fired for, as Sundar Pichai said "by advancing harmful gender stereotypes in our workplace.” … I wonder if an ‘all hands meeting’ would still be considered part of the work place.
The is the same company that when you entered ‘famous American inventors’ just after the election, the only two white guys were Ben Franklin and Tom Edison… all the rest were black. I guess their were no Asian or hispanic contributors.
One thing that is interesting and it is used quite often is the term… ‘Our Values as Americans’. I have yet to see these values laid out so they can be discussed… of course to do that would leave the left open to the effectiveness of their policies in living out these values… that is a discussion they just do not want to have.
For those calling for these companies to be nationalized, let me remind you that we just got done having a fight over net neutrality and this discussion plays right into the hands of Obama’s desire to control precisely what occurs on the internet… better to publicly shame them and fine the hell out of them for providing millions in campaign contributions that were undisclosed… This is the real diversion over ‘Russian interference’… fact is, we are having people interfere massively in our elections and many of them started life in the US as a H-1B visa holder…