The real google story

Do you know the real google story, yes i am talking about Google Inc (the most popular search engine in this world)

let me put it this way...

Yahoo made its debut on 1997, I attended computing college on 1999 and about a year later I started seeing Google homepage on every PC in the computer lab. Since we would be required to search for information for our course works, it worked fine to me. I started to pay attention to Google's pagerank algorithm when I wanted to get a website I developed for a charity house onto some place appropriate in the search engines. Today, Google is considered a great success of entrepreneurship in modern history. Well, in fact many thought that it only took Larry Page and Sergey Brin 3 years to create something from scratch; which is a common notion during conversations while discussing about setting up possible startup ventures.

Being a programmer myself, I knew it isn't easy to build another Google or even search engine. Practically, you can't set up a company by hiring 10 programmers to build another search engine from scratch. My reason is that you don't know where to start and where it ends... and you have deadline for it. So, I never actually thought about doing another Google even though I admire the kind of life which Larry Page and Sergey Brin have.

To prove me right, after reading the first few chapters of "The Google Story" by David A. Wise, I indeed got it right. The idea of setting up Google came all the way back to 1995 (9 years ago) when both Page and Brin were still students at Stanford university. The idea was really simple, one of the founders wanted to download the whole Internet for archiving and eventually found reasons for doing it and then developed softwares and hardware to manipulate those data and improve efficiency. So, one of them is good at maths(software) while the other is good at assembling stuff(hardware). The hardware are know as Googleware. It started off as a research project and finally by year 2000, they got the beta running for the world.

Therefore, for the record, if any of us wanted to build a $20 billion company, you would need the following:
1. At least five years of research and development (trials and errors) before going beta.
2. Having a student life (when survival is not an issue)
3. Having a post-graduate life. This is important because undergraduates usually feel less secured than post-graduates. Undergraduates tend to worry about livelihood than post-graduates who have had certain achievement in life previously.

In fact, the real story is that Google was started ever since they were born; in other words, it was started really early. Both (Page and Brin) were borned into families of scientific and mathematics... When I was 10 years old, all I cared about was playing badminton. When I was 15 years old, I never thought about any inventions. I have a lot to catch up indeed.

Second Conclusion:
1. Find something meaningful to do (make sure that you have money to survive)
2. Keep doing it while perfecting it (Just like the Japs) because accumulation of efforts and experiences means everything to success. If you had started something 10 years ago, nobody can catch up with you for the last 10 years.
3. Do it early (there will never be a better time)

So many entries been written on Goggle for this blog. To my surprised, they have also invented an ultimate marketing engine for themselves.