The only really entertaining snippet from the Economist’s recent homage to Larry Page is a quote from the ubiquitous Paul Saffo:
“Google is a religion posing as a company.”
Discuss. Because some might say that’s not such a bad thing. After all, Jim Collins argue in Built to Last that the standout companies he identifies have “cult-like cultures”. So, my personal squeamishness with the idea aside, is being “a religion posing as a company” such a bad thing?