1. How Google Went from School Project to Global Phenom

    How Google Went from School Project to Global Phenom

    While at Stanford, Larry Page and Sergey Brin decided to pitch their dissertation topic as an actual company. Eventually, it would become the worldwide search engine juggernaut.

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    1. We have an environment at Stanford that promotes entrepreneurship and risk-taking research.
    2. Those companies were worth hundreds of millions or more at the time.
    3. Other Web sites took a good chunk of venture funding and spent it on advertising.
    4. We thought we should get something that tasted really good, though it was re­ally unhealthy.
    5. It was like, wow, maybe we really should start a company now.
    6. I just fell in love with Larry and Sergey.
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