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Google.com Almost Makes Me Cry.

Tuesday, July 02 2002

Google.com

almost makes me cry. They are everything an Internet company should be. Humble, understated, willing to share, fantastically smart, promoters of the pursuit of knowledge. They value employee morale with the utmost regard. They take calculated risks, and pick the right tools for the job. This interview with Google’s directory of technology says it all.


Something that struck me from the interview, and something that I’ve always believed in is that employees generate stronger bonds, higher, more productive levels of communication, and come up with more ideas when they have outlets for group fun in the office. At Google, they play pool. At Price.com, we’d play tournament style Tony Hawk Pro Skater. Some of our sessions produced amazing ideas because people from different backgrounds and with different opinions felt relaxed enough to say what they thought..