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RWW reports Rasmussen ditches Google for Facebook

Why the Creator of Google Maps is Headed for Facebook


More in the on-going saga of high profile Google employees heading to Facebook. Cerebral upside: more Google thinking at Facebook changes [my] perception of Facebook.


Rasmussen describes Google as "unwieldy." And while the energy at Google is "just amazing," that the size of the company makes it difficult to get things done.

In part, Rasmussen describes his decision to leave Google in terms of the opportunities elsewhere. The offer - one that came in the form of a personal pitch from Mark Zuckerberg himself - was "too good to refuse."
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"It feels to me that Facebook may be a sort of once-in-a-decade type of company," says Rasmussen. It may be, that a decade ago, that is how we would have described his former employer.