A few months ago, after I celebrated my 15th anniversary as a Googler, and as I looked forward to an impending 45th birthday, it occurred to me that I don't have that many years left and I really need to focus on my two most important priorities.
Building a billion dollar company takes a combination of ambition, hard work, talent, great timing and, yes, luck. It also takes time. You can't expect to build an empire over the course of a few months.
Google's model for nurturing innovation leaders may well become the gold standard for other organizations eager to create innovation breakthroughs, without the constant pressure of shareholders for immediate results.
The challenge that the old manufacturers are having is that they have to cannibalize the profits of their existing lines by making completely new vehicles from the ground up to compete. So they mostly won't.
Knowing what to do in an interview -- and what not to do -- can make or break your job hunt. Apart from the more obvious interview mistakes, such as a poor appearance, limp handshake or lack of eye content, some mistakes might not immediately come to mind.
We're now entering what I like to call "phase II" of the on-demand economy. Phase I was defined by the movement's poster child, Uber; and the replication of its model into everything from dog-walking to weed delivery.
Every year the media is plastered with reports about the disparity in the amounts of money companies pay in taxes. The following is a list of the highest and lowest paying businesses when it comes to total taxes on all layers of government, according to the WalletHub report.
"Don't be evil" was famously created at Google's founding by an engineer who wanted something so bold that it would be impossible for the company to back away from it. But it has haunted Google ever since.
Over the past few years, we've all heard a lot of buzz about the trend toward "self-driving" cars. Today, every major car manufacturer is developing one; the same is also true for several leading technology companies.