Larry and Sergey are about to be billionaires, and I think that’s great. Google is a great company with a service that has changed the way people think about and interact with information and knowledge. The founders also want to flipping,” by relying on a kind of reverse auction that will likely prevent a dramatic first-day rise.
Too many tech startups have foundered as the people who were so smart about the tech failed to understand business. It is Page and Brin’s wisdom about business that makes me optimistic about the company’s long-term success. As Google gets a stock-inflated wallet to match its big brains, Microsoft will have a real fight on its hands. And that will be good for everyone, including our friends in Redmond.