Google prints money so it is not surprising they can afford to have resources for a product manager that helps to represent Asia. This is similar to what I was doing at Yahoo but of course we didn’t have this expansive of a charter.
I have to admit that Google is pretty serious about Asia. We are working with them at Spuul on some stuff and they devote ample resources, are very organized and run some strict deadlines.
As I hear about all the dismantling of Yahoo in Asia, I tend to think about what could have been but obviously wasn’t.
Google is not my favorite but I am impressed with how much money and effort they put into Asia.
Will write up another post about an interesting project they are doing with PWC in the region.