One of many largest tales within the markets to date this yr is the $100 billion in misplaced market cap ripped out of Alphabet’s inventory when it grew to become obvious that the search big was going to be beneath siege by Microsoft’s push into AI. How did such a profitable, progressive enterprise like this abruptly discover itself on this place? Perhaps it wasn’t so sudden. Maybe what ails Alphabet was a very long time coming and the ChatGPT vs Google Search headlines have been simply the catalyst to unleash all this doubt among the many investing public.
The inventory market is closed at this time so I’m directing your consideration to this lengthy however worthwhile put up by an ex-employee of the corporate who sheds some mild on what’s unsuitable internally and the way issues obtained that approach.
I joined Google simply earlier than the pandemic when the corporate I had co-founded, AppSheet, was acquired by Google Cloud. The buying crew and executives welcomed us and handled us nicely. We joined with nice enthusiasm and dedication to combine AppSheet into Google and make it successful. But, now on the expiry of my three yr necessary retention interval, I’ve left Google understanding how a once-great firm has slowly ceased to perform.