I measure the success of a (tech) company by how it contributes to the renewable evolution of humanity.
Most high-flying tech companies today are in blatant violation of free-market principles and thus are non-renewable. If those technology companies are lucky, they will be supported by the populism of make-believe, and its founders die as the wealthiest people in the cemetery.
In many ways, unbridled technology innovation, in violation of the principles that protect a relativity of freedom, will have an impact, not unlike the tobacco industry 30 years ago. After a period of getting high from smoke, we will experience the backlash to the like of respiratory disease as the 3rd leading cause of death in the U.S. I already see people and companies adopt technology without understanding the detrimental long-term consequences.
I love technology innovation and spent my whole life in it, but there is just a lot of lousy technology out there, supported by the rat-race for money selling snake-oil to the next greater-fool in a world of make-believe.