Few of us are irreplaceable
Today with the announcement that Vic Gundotra is leaving Google, you will read a lot of "What about Google+" or "Can it thrive with Vic gone?". The reality is, few people are truly irreplaceable. There is usually someone waiting in the wings who can do your job, and bring something new to the table.
When I was younger, and people would leave the company I would work for, it seemed like a big deal. But as time went on, and people left, it didn't matter. I was the longest tenured employee at Adknowledge when I left (fifteen years), and when I left it didn't really matter to the company as whole.
Time will tell what the impact of Gundotra leaving Google will be, but instead of focusing on the imagined fallout of the future, celebrate the real past and Gundotra's accomplishments. #spb