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The Fall and Rise of Larry Page 99

Posted by samzenpus
from the back-story dept.
schnell (163007) writes "Slate has a long, detailed story about how Larry Page founded Google, how he struggled with its growth, and ultimately how he came back to reinvigorate it. The story recounts fascinating details about Page's relationship to Sergey Brin, the combative culture Page fostered in the company's early years, his resistance to having engineers managed by non-engineers, the company's struggle through its rapid growth, and how Page once even wanted to hire Steve Jobs as Google's CEO."
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The Fall and Rise of Larry Page

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  • non-Slate link (Score:3, Insightful)

    by bill_mcgonigle (4333) * on Sunday April 27, 2014 @10:40AM (#46852715) Homepage Journal

    Here's the original [].

    Besides all the fallacy-ridden trash Slate publishes, it's started spamming my Facebook-unique email address recently (I once clicked 'like' on an article there, apparently, before I knew to block all those trackers) so I try to avoid it now. Wasn't paying attention to the hover, so Slashdot got me. :/

  • by Mabhatter (126906) on Sunday April 27, 2014 @12:09PM (#46853121)

    i think both of Google's founders were smart enough to understand they were GEEKS and not try to run the business themselves. So they went out and got Eric Schmidt, an experienced industry professional to run things for them. Then they got out of the way and spent 10 years "growing up". This let the company and their employees flourish and avoided all those early mistakes Steve Jobs made because he was young and cocky at 25 with tens of millions of dollars.

    Now they are grown up and coming back to their company after learning about BUSINESS and have a plan for what they want to do with it. It's not exciting, but very very smart of those guys.

  • Re:Funny (Score:4, Insightful)

    by ShieldW0lf (601553) on Sunday April 27, 2014 @01:05PM (#46853385) Journal

    My guess was "succeeding is easy if you can throw money about".

    What happened to Windows 8 then?

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