What a phenomenal week in bridge burning! At arguably the two biggest companies in their industries, an employee walked out the door lighting a torch behind him. First up was James Whittaker, a former engineering director from Google (here’s his LinkedIn profile) who took to his new employer’s blogging site — Microsoft— to detail the corrosion in culture he saw at Google. A few days later, a Goldman Sachs vice president used a slightly bigger platform — the New York Times — to explain the same thing. Even more amazing: his op-ed served as a resignation letter.

via The LinkedIn Blog » LinkedIn’s Top Stories of the Week: The New Trend of Career Torching.