Facebook and Google could be yesterday unless they migrate from being so web-centric to mobile. Therefore, some of their employees might find themselves in the pickle that a growing number of lawyers and law students are in: Unemployed, fearing unemployment, or just sensing they aren't hot anymore.
Yes, everything is changing. So, some professionals are thinking the unthinkable: Should they embrace another career path? Why not at least investigate that possibility?
Well, one option which is emerging as viable is whistleblower. Sure it involves legal risk. As everyone knows, Fox News, after having its former employee Joe Muto blow the whistle on it via tabloid GAWKER, hired a law firm to a) tell both Muto and GAWKER to cease and desist and b) warn them that what they had already done might constitute criminal and civil wrongdoing.
On the other hand, former Goldman Sachs employee Greg Smith will be continuing his whistleblowing in a book for which he has received a $1.5 million advance from Grand Central.
I look into the underlying dynamics of whistleblowing for the financial information company Motley Fool. Here you can read and think. If you are associated with a functional organization you probably haven't even considered turning on it. To paraphrase Tolstoy, all happy organizations seem to prevent loose lips from sinking their ships. All unhappy ones create blabbermouths, externally and internally, in different ways.