Google Forum

Double Your Adwords Profits in 7 minutes!


$7 Secrets
People are making thousands of dollars using the techniques and scripts included with this popular report. And it costs only $7! [Read more...]

AdWords Secrets
Free 5-day course that can help you make money using Google AdWords.

Articles for 25 Cents Each
Get 400 exact keyword optimized articles, delivered to your inbox, every month. A new and inexpensive way to build keyword rich web sites that can make money, month after month.

Trade Links with 5,000+ Sites
This is not an automated link system. The Add URL Directory is a directory that lists over 5,000 "add url" pages that have forms that you can use to add your site and exchange links. The directory is divided into categories, helping you find sites in your topic area.

Backlink Analyzer
Automatically analyze the anchor text of all of your backlinks. Analyze your competitors' backlinks to see how you compare in the anchor text department.

SEO Web Site Templates
Web site templates that have been designed specifically for search engine optimization (SEO).

My sponsered child, Hama from Niger, Africa
A portion of the proceeds from this site help sponsor Hama from Niger. Learn more about Child Sponsorship.

Google branding in Brin address?


Author Message
GoogleGuy Says

PostPosted: December 31, 2003 12:27 PM 

Importance: Medium

GG comments on Google branding in Sergey Brin's recent commencement address.

GoogleGuy Says: [Link to quote]

I dunno, I don't think Sergey talked about Google that much or did much/any branding in the commencement address. The person doing the introduction talked about search engines and the internet more than Sergey did. :)
The takehome message to me was that Sergey (and Larry) think about the future in a very different, concrete way. From my experience, they're both really good at taking things that are pretty clearly true but non-intuitive, extrapolating that out, and intersecting trends. You saw glimpses of that when he compared things now to a decade ago, and mentioned what to expect a decade from now: e.g., a trend toward longer lives. He mentioned that every decade or so, people figure out how to add an extra year to the average lifespan, and talked about if the ratio ever reaches 1:1 instead of 10:1 then people could live indefinitely, barring accidents. So his most direct advice to the audience was "wear a helment." :)

I think both Larry and Sergey really enjoy thinking about things 50 or 100 years from now and how it can be better. Stuff like transportation/energy from one founder or nanomolecular/biochemistry from the other.

So I don't think there was much branding going on there--except for the Maryland folks, who gave Sergey a crystal Terrapin for his desk. I was really rooting from them to give Sergey an honorary degree; somebody needs to give these guys Ph.D.'s, right? ;)

Subscribe to this discussion: Email

Join the conversation:

Remember personal info?

Check to Subscribe to this Comment:
(email field must be filled in)

Subscribe Without Commenting