Why I left Google and Silicon Valley – Noteworthy

Emotional, Burning, Unlimited Tuned Laboratory

After 7 years and 3 months at Google, I’ve left. I’ve been getting the obvious why question a lot because for many people this is a crazy thing to do. I get it; I know how incredibly lucky I was to get a job at Google in the first place. I also realize how fortunate it is to be able to relocate somewhere else. I’m writing this because so many people have had a hard time understanding why I’d leave a dream job like Google.

For some, this might be a bit of a disappointment, but let me get one thing out of the way: I’m not leaving because I was unhappy with my job, the company, or my potential career path inside Google. Google was incredibly good to me, and I am thankful everyday for the opportunity to work on the projects that I’ve worked on, and even more for the people I’ve been fortunate to work with. It was something special…