The New York Times had an interesting article where they discussed the future of the tech industry. A lot of people are very afraid that the tech industry will not have enough new ideas to keep up with the changing world. There is plenty of blame to go around, but also a lot of ideas to celebrate.
One of the things that the New York Times was very fearful of was the idea of the super-voting class stock option. In the article they mentioned Facebook and Apple and that these companies are at the forefront of the tech industry. They mentioned that Google co-founder and CEO, Page and Brin, are very passionate about their company. According to the article; Page and Brin made a huge investment in the Ivy League school, and that they would go into a joint venture with Harvard University. That would be the biggest deal ever for the Ivy League.
Another topic that the New York Times was worried about was the idea of an android co-founder Andy Rubin. According to the article; Rosenberg and Page met when they were at college in the late ’60s. Rosenberg brought what was referred to as an “electric typewriter” with him which he used for writing letters. According to the article; later that year, when they got together, they created the very first Internet website, called what is now Google.
Two other names of people that the NYT’s reference in the reference are Stanford grad student Robert Kaplan and Yahoo’s Shahid Bahadori. Robert Kaplan is the author of the well-known Stanford study on the internet. According to the article; when the two met, they immediately recognized that they had something in common. They soon decided that they should form a company to market their ideas, which is now called Google. In 2021, when the two left Harvard University for the helm of one of the most valuable companies in the world, Google was formed.
According to the article; aside from the obvious fact that Google co-founders andy begin and Eric Schmidt is both very intelligent and accomplished geniuses, the other thing they had in common was their desire to change the face of the web. When they were forming the company, they were very determined that their brand would be a leader in something that no one had yet tried, something that would change the world with its innovative ideas. They knew that smartphones would be a huge hit with mobile phone users. They also knew that the ideal way to reach that goal would be to leverage the company’s natural brand leverage and position it as the top internet company. After all, smartphones and mobile internet are what brought the company its initial public offering.
To leverage their technological superiority of the two founders of Google, Larry Page and Eric Schmidt combined their knowledge with some of the best minds in the tech industry, particularly on the mobile side of things. The result was an online company that had arguably the most impressive product line ever seen by any company in the history of the tech industry. No one could have seen this coming. No one could have predicted the incredible success that the company enjoyed. They had great management and leadership when it first started out, but they really mastered the art of marketing and sales when they were building the product line that they are known for today.
In fact, according to the article; Google co-founders and executives are absolutely convinced that the way that Google was founded, and the way it operates today are a direct result of the work that they did, and the determination of the two super-voting class shares, Page and Brin to make the company more profitable. When Page and Brin sold their shares in the company they accomplished something that not too many people can accomplish in the world of business: they created a company worth billions. There are several billion dollar companies built around intellectual property and creative geniuses. But only one, Google, was founded as a direct result of the research done by the two founders. They realized early on that search engine optimization was the way to go, and that it was the future of the Internet.
The amazing thing about Google is that not only does it operate like a multinational conglomerate, it operates with absolute executive functions of a giant corporation. Of course, the reason why Page and Brin decided to create the company is because they saw potential in the company and knew that it was going to be a huge hit. Their plan was to maximize their profits through capital expenditures and working with innovative and talented entrepreneurs. If these two innovators would have invested some of their creative genius early on into creating a better product or service, Google could have never become what it is today.