Guy Kawasaki says in business, before you think about money, you should think about “making meaning.” You should want to change the world and make it a better. I don’t know anyone who does this better than Google.
The Google founders continue to blow me away with their awesome moves: doubling the size of their index to 8 billion pages, scanning millions of pages in libraries, free desktop search engine, free photo editing and sharing tools, free blogging tools, free news and news alerts, free SMS query engine. I can’t wait to see what they do with Keyhole.
This USA Today article about Google shows how they create value first and then seek to monetize it later.
That is the philosophy that drives me. I’m in good company. I think in the long run, it’s the winning philosophy.