Friday, February 25, 2005

Google's growing pains

Very interesting article on Google, its founders and their realtionship with their CEO Eric Schmidt and VCs, Bill Campbell's (Intuit) coaching to Google's trio.

Seizing on a different analogy, he [Eric Schmidt] adds, “We developed the equivalent of what’s known in basketball as a run-and-shoot offense: Larry and Sergey’s only goal is to run to the other end of the court as fast as possible, so they’re always ahead of everyone else, strategically, technologically, culturally. I’m the not-running-ahead person. I stay back and get the rebounds.”

This reminds me the rabbit and turtle analogy that I have with my colleagues.

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