April 27th, 2010
A very interesting article on corporate branding by Al Ries from AdAge, spotted by Bob Sacks today, points to a factoid that took me by surprise. I think most of us see Google as still an unstoppable tech monster that will continue to devour all competitors. Apparently not:
Here are year-over-previous-year revenue growth rates for Google’s past seven years.
* 2003: 233.5%
* 2005: 92.5%
* 2006: 72.8%
* 2007: 56.5%
* 2008: 31.3%
* 2009: 8.5%
It doesn’t take a mathematician to figure out that Google’s rapid growth is coming to a screeching halt. Then what?
Hmm…I guess the game isn’t over.