Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose


Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose

Having gained interest from MIT’s director Bill and Allen, created an emulator that ran on a microcomputer to simulate a computer they had no access to (but had said they had) to show to Ed Roberts (MIT). They received a deal from MIT and began working on their new business in 1975 with the company name “Micro-Soft” although in 1976 they changed it to Microsoft, dropping the hyphen.

Throughout the year’s Bill and Allen made some amazing advancements in computer technology and partnered with some massive businesses to gain the capital they needed to start the manufacturing of their own products and software. IBM approached Microsoft in 1980 asking for them to develop code for their BASIC (computer language) computer the IBM PC, MS DOS was created and this made Microsoft a big player in the industry overnight. In 1985, a decade after beginning their business, they launched the first-ever copy of MS Windows.

As we know Microsoft became the standard in computer technology and has now become the largest computer information and technology business in the world. Bill Gates has a personal fortune of around $98 Billion which he uses to help very worthy causes and charities; including his own, the Gates Foundation.

#7 Larry Page

His parents were both computer science professors at the University of Michigan. Being of quite a wealthy background, Larry was a very lucky person. He attended the Antioch escort service Montessori Radmoor School (formerly the Okemos Montessori School) and later completed a degree in the science of computer engineering (BA Honors Degree) and completing a Masters Degree in Computer Science from Stanford University.

In 1995 Larry met Sergey Brin, who was a fellow Stanford student. They became close friends and eventually went into business together in 1996, forming the company Google Incorporated. Larry alongside his partner Brin ran Google Inc. as co-presidents of the company until hiring the CEO Eric Schmidt.

Larry and Brin got their first financial backing from Andy Bechtolsheim, one of the co-founders of Sun Microsystems, with the sum of $100,000. It was here that Page’s “Web Crawler” was soon to become the search engine we know today.

Starting from his Stanford University home page, the web crawler searched the internet for web pages, with the home page being the only starting point. To assess the importance of the information which the Web Crawler had found; Page and Brin created a complex algorithm which the late named PageRank.

In 1999, just three years since they went into business, Larry and Brin, after being hounded by investors, accepted $25 million investment from Kliener Perkins Caufield and Sequoia Capital.

By 2001 Google, now global; was producing profits of over $100 million, and by 2003 had raised those profits to $960 million a massive amount growth in just two years!

How much do you really know about Google’s founders, Larry Page and Sergey Brin? The Google Guys skips past the general Google story and focuses on what really drives the company’s founders.

#8 Sergey Brin

As you’ll already know (at least if you read about Larry Page, above) Sergey Brin is one of the co-founders of Google Inc.

Brin immigrated to the United States of America with his family aged just 6yrs old, and although he is both Russian in terms of ethnicity and background, he is a citizen of America, with his nationality set as American.

His grandfather and his father both had studied mathematics in the past and Sergey was also keen on the topic, more than likely after seeing his father and grandfather work on various equations and projects as a child.


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