Sergey Brin helped build one of the most successful technology companies in the world: Google.
Today, Google does a little bit of everything — from email, to wearable technology, and smartphone software.
But that wasn’t always the case. When Brin and CEO Larry Page built Google, they focused on one specific problem: revolutionizing the way people search the web.
Here are a few quotes from Sergey Brin that provide some insight into Google’s origins and the general mindset behind the company.
'We believed we could build a better search. We had a simple idea that not all pages are created equal. Some are more important.'
'Obviously everyone wants to be successful, but I want to be looked back on as being very innovative, very trusted and ethical and ultimately making a big difference in the world.'
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'When it's too easy to get money, then you get a lot of noise mixed in with the real innovation and entrepreneurship. Tough times bring out the best parts of Silicon Valley.'
'You always hear the phrase, money doesn't buy you happiness. But I always in the back of my mind figured a lot of money will buy you a little bit of happiness. But it's not really true.'
'We have tried to define precisely what it means to be a force for good -- always do the right, ethical thing. Ultimately, 'Don't be evil' seems the easiest way to summarize it.'
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