The Information’s Expose on Google’s Hostile Work Environment is a Cry for Corporate Reform

This is the week’s most underreported story. Add this report to previous reports of “open marriages;” deleted Instagram accounts; sound proof love nests; sexy yacht “decorators;” and various rumored sidepieces and you have an increasing probability of freakiness to be revealed at Google.


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The Information has conducted an extensive review of Google’s apparently hostile work environment and one thing is clear–all the stories we heard about Google’s headman, Eric “Uncle Sugar” Schmidt really have had the predictably corrosive effect.

The romantic relationships within the walls of Google made ideal fodder for gossip columns and magazine profiles.

Co-founder Larry Page dated Google lieutenant Marissa Mayer in the company’s early days, and co-founder Sergey Brin later drew attention for dating Amanda Rosenberg, a younger colleague. CEO Eric Schmidt dated publicist Marcy Simon when she did work for Google. The stories had sex, money and power against a backdrop of one of the world’s largest tech empires. It was like something out of a rebooted soap opera—Dynasty 2.0.

But an examination by The Information found that…

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