This exec seems to have prospered by being at the right place at the right time, now with his own book of his being Employee #59 at Google. If he actually created his own business from the ground up and dealt with countless government regulations, taxes, he might have a different story.
I really wish we had other viable alternatives besides Google and LinkedIn to advance in business nowadays. Facebook is another disappointment based in Silicon Valley.
Right place at the right time: I hear that.
I also agree with your comments about Google, Linkedin and now, FB.