google

Nick Wing­field at the New York Times just broke the news that I’m going to Google.  On one hand, of course this is tremen­dously excit­ing; Google is a com­pany of grand ambi­tions and bril­liant peo­ple.  On the other hand it has been hard— very hard— to detach emo­tion­ally from Microsoft.  The company’s lead­er­ship has been con­sis­tently good to me over these past eight years, and it has been a time filled with cre­ativ­ity and growth and good friends.  It’s painful to leave behind so many won­der­ful ongo­ing projects, and even more so to leave behind such a great team.

The hard­est deci­sion of my life.

thank you ellen


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71 Responses to google

  1. Moment cap­tured by the bril­liant Ellen Forney.

  2. Con­grats Blaise! Are you mov­ing to California?

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  6. Kudos on the move. It’s a sad state­ment about Microsoft to be loos­ing tal­ent like your­self. You should have been the solu­tion for the Ballmer suc­ces­sion plan.

  7. Con­grat­u­la­tions Blaise! Maybe next time we are the USA we will be able to see San Fran!

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  10. Jonathan says:

    Con­grats on your new role! Any word on what you’ll be work­ing on at Google?

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  13. HakunaMatata says:

    I’m sure Google won’t dis­ap­point you ...

  14. Con­grat­u­la­tions, Blaise Aguera y Arcas, on this career deci­sion! You are my hero, wher­ever you may go!

    Best wishes for pro­fes­sional ful­fill­ment of your incred­i­ble tal­ents with the new envi­ron­ment. I hope the good peo­ple at Google real­ize the vast poten­tial you afford them into the future and are able to be given full oppor­tu­nity to real­ize your talents.

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  16. Really sad that you’re going out but con­grat­u­la­tions on your new life at Google. Thanks for cre­at­ing some awe­some projects like Pho­to­synth! :) On which part are you work­ing with them? Robot­ics? X-Lab? Chrome? Android? was curi­ous to about this...

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  18. Tony Chor says:

    Con­grat­u­la­tions!

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  21. Con­grats! You’ll enjoy the change.

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  23. Johan Liedgren says:

    Con­grat­u­la­tions — and happy to hear no one is retir­ing any­time soon.

  24. Ken Perkins says:

    Con­grat­u­la­tions! It was a joy cross­ing paths with you and I wish you the best!

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  27. Nate Lawrence says:

    Blaise, I hope you find suc­cess wher­ever you go.

    You wouldn’t be leav­ing Microsoft unless the oppor­tu­ni­ties at Google made more sense for you or unless you’d expe­ri­enced road­blocks inter­nally at Microsoft, I sus­pect. RW/W?

    That said, this is a pretty sad day for those of us who were glad that some­one of your qual­ity was at Microsoft.

    Carry on.

  28. Jake says:

    Excit­ing news. Con­grat­u­la­tions. Are you mov­ing to SFO? Many din­ners to come. And the best choco­late in the US.

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  30. Phil Simon says:

    Best of luck in the new gig. Amaz­ing things await.

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  33. Irada says:

    All the best to you, Blaise! I am look­ing for­ward to your future feats.

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  36. Renato says:

    I wish you success!

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  41. Con­grats!

    I hope you find suc­cess wher­ever you go. I’ve been acquainted with you when I’ve been research­ing on GIS/MAP sys­tems. Actu­ally, I have to say that, I was shocked when I saw such as qual­ity ser­vice from Microsoft. I think the world will be bet­ter with your new role!

    Greet­ings from Turkey!

  42. Con­grats with this move! Matrix becomes a real thing ;)

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  44. blaise says:

    Dear friends: thank you so much for your con­grat­u­la­tions! It has been an over­whelm­ing day (in the best way). Feel­ing very lucky.

    • Frank says:

      Echo to Don’s com­ment. Although not directly, but work­ing with Don on the project and meet­ing with you dis­cussing design was the most inspir­ing things in my years of work­ing in Microsoft. No mat­ter where you go, I wish you all the best. Go Blaise!

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  48. John says:

    Blaise, I wish you the best for your new endeavor. It was great to have you at MSFT and I enjoyed the depth you brought out in your talks both inter­nally and exter­nally. All the Best ! — Cheers — John

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  50. Lelala says:

    If Google is call­ing, then Google is indeed call­ing. Then you have to go ;-)
    Regards

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  52. Don Barnett says:

    I am hon­ored to have so many mag­i­cal moments ideat­ing with you. We made sci­ence and art sing.

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  64. WanderMom says:

    See you in the Troll Cafe then :)

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