Richard L. Brandt’s latest book, Inside Larry & Sergey’s Brain, presents a portrait of Larry Page and Sergey Brin that helps the reader understand what may have motivated the company to initially enter China by accepting some level of censorship. Although the book was published prior to Google’s recent announcement, we can draw some important insights regarding the way Google’s founders think about the issue of doing business in China. Perhaps more importantly, the book also allows the reader to glimpse into the psyche of the founders and draw some conclusions regarding entrepreneurship in general. For anyone investing in early stage companies, the insights are invaluable. Read this article for a review of the book.
In the brief video clip shown in this article, Google CEO Eric Schmidt talks about how technology impacts the lives of younger people and whether the overall quality of education will be improved or hurt by instant access to information.