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Thursday, July 26, 2007

Google’s Peter Fleischer vs Ties

Peter Fleischer, Google’s Global Privacy Counsel, in a letter to the Financial Times on July 21 writes (signing with his Google job title, no less):

Sir, Your fashion editor analyses whether the tie has a future (...). Well, it has a rather bloody past, to be sure.

It constricts circulation to the brain. And it acts as decorative camouflage for the business suit, designed to shield the middle-aged male physique, with its shrinking shoulders and protruding paunch, from feeling sufficiently self-conscious to hit the gym. (...)

Why should you trust a man in business if he abuses his own body? (...)

I work at Google. Our unofficial motto is, “Be serious without a suit.”

Without further ado, I below present a gallery of Google managers who Mr. Fleischer accuses of constricted brain circulation:

Eric Schmidt, Google Chief Executive Officer

Omid Kordestani, Google Senior Vice President, Global Sales and Business Development

Elliot Schrage, Google Vice President, Global Communications and Public Affairs

Nikesh Arora, Google Vice President, European Operations

Vint Cerf, Google Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist

David Fischer, Google Vice President, Online Sales & Operations

[Via Digg -> PC World. Photos by Google.]


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