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A long-time Google exec explains how Larry Page has changed over the years (GOOG)

Omid Kordestani, Google's chief business officer, has seen many phases of CEO Larry Page. Kordestani joined Google as its "business founder" in 1999, a year after Page and Sergey Brin founded the company in their early 20s. He left in 2009, but came back last summer after the departure of Nikesh Arora to take up the head of business role. Show More Summary

Marissa Mayer Urges Boldness But Is It That Easy?

Yahoo’s CEO, Marissa Mayer recently shared that some of the most valuable advice she’s ever been given was by her former boss, Google founder Sergey Brin as she walked out the door to join Yahoo in July, 2012. In a recent interview with Fortune, Mayer said, “As an engineer, my tendency [...]

Women Need To Listen To This Advice Given To Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer

You may think the advice that one super-successful corporate titan gives to another super-successful almost-CEO is something you can safely ignore. Yet the last thing that Google founder Sergey Brin told Marissa Mayer right before she ascended to the throne of chief executive of Yahoo is something we all need to hear. Show More Summary

How managing at Google is different from almost anywhere else, according to HR head Laszlo Bock

Google has had a long and odd relationship with the whole idea of management. In 2002, Larry Page and Sergey Brin turned the company into a "flat" organization, free of engineering managers. That plan lasted a few months — Page couldn't handle all the requests for help in making decisions and charting career paths. Show More Summary

Google's HR boss says the best managers practice these 9 habits

In July 2001, t hree years into the company he founded with Sergey Brin, Google CEO Larry Page decided to fire all of his managers. It was his statement against corporate bureaucracy, but it was soon reversed. And eventually Page determined that managers were a necessary evil at Google. Show More Summary

Google cofounder Sergey Brin employs a former Navy SEAL and Secret Service agent to keep his family safe

It takes an army of workers to manage the private affairs of Google cofounder Sergey Brin. According to Bloomberg, Brin employs at least 47 people in his family office, called Bayshore Global Management. Among those 47 employees are philanthropy experts, former bankers, photographers, a yacht captain, fitness coordinator, and an archivist. Show More Summary

The truth about Google's famous '20% time' policy (GOOG)

One of Google's most famous management philosophies is something called "20% time." Founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin highlighted the idea in their 2004 IPO letter: " We encourage our employees, in addition to their regular projects, to spend 20% of their time working on what they think will most benefit Google," they wrote. Show More Summary

Google's HR boss explains why the company can never live up to its mission statement, and doesn't want to

When Larry Page and Sergey Brin founded Google in 1998, they gave it a straightforward mission statement: "to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful." It's crucial, says Google's SVP of PeopleShow More Summary

Tech billionaires are trying to defeat death

Even the most optimistic of today's big-dreaming tech luminaries — people like Peter Thiel, Larry Ellison, Sergey Brin, and Larry Page — know that living forever is a most-likely impossible goal. Yet they still want to defeat death. At the very least, they want to find a way to delay it as long as possible. Show More Summary

The Less Annoying Future of Google Glass

In April, 2012, Sergey Brin, one of Google’s co-founders, showed up at a charity event in San Francisco wearing a pair of glasses with a futuristic-looking device affixed to the corner of one of the lenses. Robert Scoble, a Silicon Valley...Show More Summary

How Google weighs all of its crazy-awesome perks (GOOG)

With free gourmet meals, in-house massages, and dry cleaning on campus, Google is known for its extensive list of perks. Founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin even brought up the myriad perks in their shareholders' letter when the company...Show More Summary

Sergey Brin wasn't wearing shoes the first time Google met with the co-founders of Android (GOOG)

Back in the early 2000s, the idea behind Android seemed crazy. Carriers liked to control every aspect of phone launches, from the way phones were marketed to what they were called. So the proposal of an open software platform that would run across multiple phones regardless of what carrier sold the device seemed impossible back then. Show More Summary

Sergey Brin once asked a lawyer he wanted to hire to write a contract for him to sell his soul to the devil

Google used to be notorious for shooting job applicants brainteaser interview questions, like "how much should you charge to wash all the windows in Seattle?" The company has since ditched the riddles, but its overall hiring ethos has remained the same. Show More Summary

Google wants (us?) to live forever

“Don’t be evil” was the formal corporate motto (or slogan) of Google Wikipedia “The famous Google mantra of ‘Don’t be evil’ is not entirely what it seems.” “Evil is what Sergey [Brin] says is evil.” Eric Schmidt – Executive Chairman of Google “If you ask me today, is it possible to live to be 500? [...]

Here's how one of Google's founders handles all the email he gets

What would happen if you emailed Larry Page or Sergey Brin? There's a great thread on Quora where people dish about the email habits of some of tech's biggest stars. The answer for Google's cofounders is especially funny. User David Shin wrote that when he worked at Google in 2006/2007, Page and Brin held a Q&A session. Show More Summary

Why Would Anyone Go to Burning Man?

People who haven't been to Burning Man often assume the festival is full of dreadlocked drug abusers and hippy-dippy crystal worshipers. Yes, those folks are there, in droves. But consider: Larry Page and Sergey Brin, the founders of Google, are big-time Burners (in fact the very first Google Doodle was of the man himself). Show More Summary

Google's co-founders are about to sell $4.4 billion worth of shares (GOOG)

Google cofounders Larry Page and Sergey Brin are going to sell about $4.4 billion worth of company shares, according to a new filing with the SEC (which we first spotted thanks to Footnoted). It's basically an extension of a plan that was previously in place but expired at the end of January. Show More Summary

Why Google Glass Broke (Spoiler: It Was Sergey Brin’s Fault)

Well-reported Nick Bilton piece going behind the scenes on the disaster that was Google Glass: From its unveiling in 2012, it was considered the Gadget, yearned after by everyone from nerds and chief executives, to chefs and fashionistas. Show More Summary

Google knew Glass ‘wasn’t even close to ready,’ but Sergey Brin pushed it out

Glass was still an early prototype when Google made it available to fans and journalists in 2013.

The Next Front Of Wearables

4 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : CrunchGear

In 2014, Nike abandoned its FuelBand fitness tracker and Sergey Brin “left his Google Glass in his car.” In 2015, Apple will launch its iWatch and Sony will enter the eyewear space. More kinds of wearables were introduced in CES 2015, just to leave us wondering whether what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, physically. Read More

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