- We don't
have as many managers as we should, but we would rather have
too few than too many.
Page # Company,
Page # Bad,
- If you
can run the company a bit more collaboratively, you get a
better result, because you have more bandwidth and checking
and balancing going on.
Page # Management,
- We believe
strongly that in the long term, we will be better servedas
shareholders and in all other waysby a company that
does good things for the world even if we forgo some short
term gains. This is an important aspect of our culture and
is broadly shared within the company.
Page # Good,
- I worry,
but Ive worried all along. I worried as we got bigger
and there were new pressures on the company.
Page # Worry,
- The dot-com
period was difficult for us. We were dismayed in that climate.
Page # Difficult
- In general
were trying to use the webs self-organizing properties
to decide which things to present. We dont want to be
in the position of having to decide these things. We take
the responsibility seriously. People depend on us.
Page # Company,
do it (searching on web, spamming) because its like
discovering fire: We can affect the web! Well,
you are the web, so of course you can affect it.
Page # Internet,
is more predictable and probably more effective.
Page # Advertising,
- We try
to use elements from different companies, but a lot is seat-of-your-pants
Page # Different,
our goal is to organize the world's information and to make
it universally accessible and useful.
Page # Goals,
- The ultimate
search engine would basically understand everything in the
world, and it would always give you the right thing. And we're
a long, long ways from that.
Page # Technology,
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