The Challenges of the CEO of Google

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From friendship to business partnerships, young Larry Page, 22, and Sergey Brin, 21, met in 1995 at Stanford University. The two young men had been working together on a search engine known as “BackRub” which ran on Standard University’s servers for over a year. The problem with the BackRub was it was taking up too much bandwidth space (amount of data that is carried from one point to another). Therefore, Page and Brin decided to come up with a solution by creating a new search engine. In 1997, “Google.com” was registered and the name originated from the word “googol”. The word “googol” is mathematical terminology that represented the number one followed by 100 zeroes. Page and Brin planned on organizing unlimited amounts of information on the internet (Google, 2014). In the fall of 1998, Google filed incorporation in the state of California in which Page and Sergey opened a bank in the company’s name. Google’s first two investors were Andy Bechtolsheim and David Cheriton, and they each invested $100,000 in September 1998. Andy Bechtolsheim was the first investor to write a check to "Google Inc." before Google Inc. was founded (Google, 2014). Furthermore, Page and Brin set up their workspace on Santa Margarita Avenue in California. Their office was in Susan Wojcicki's garage, Wojcicki rented the garage to Page and Brin for $1,700 a month to help with her mortgage (Graham, 2007) . Eventually she started working for Google Inc. However, the first employee of Google Inc. was Craig Silverstein who was a Computer Science graduate from Stanford University. Silverstein worked for Google for over 10 years and the team work between Page, Brin, Wojcicki and Silverstein led to the success During that same year, Google was recognize... ... middle of paper ... ...mpowering-its-employees/ Inghman, J. (2008, May 7). HR for innovation/Google. Retrieved March 27, 2014, from Jon Inghman's Strategic HCM Blog: http://strategic-hcm.blogspot.com/2008/05/hr-for-innovation-google.html Investopedia. (2014). Human Capital. Retrieved March 25, 2014, from Investopedia.com: http://www.investopedia.com/terms/h/humancapital.asp Neuner, K. (2012, July 22). Project Oxygen | Google’s 8-point Plan to Help Managers Improve . Retrieved March 27, 2014, from Vialogue: http://vialogue.wordpress.com/2012/07/22/project-oxygen-googles-8-point-plan-to-help-managers-improve/ The Conference Board. (2014). CEO Challenge 2014: People and Performance Reconnecting With Customers and Reshaping The Culture of Work. Wojcicki, S. (2011, July). The Eight Pillars of Innovation . Retrieved March 27, 2014, from Google Insight: The Eight Pillars of Innovation
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