Google Speaks: Secrets of the World's Greatest Billionaire Entrepreneurs, Sergey Brin and Larry Page

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J: Just citing the book - M: My conversion from theory to practice (3) - CR: Created - LU: Last Updated. (YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM:SS GMT).

J:

"because we need to be the kind of company that is willing to make mistakes. Because if we're not making mistakes, then we're not taking risks. And if we're not taking risks, we won't get to the next level." (Chapter 5)

M:

I asked myself: "When was the last time I took a risk and what is the next risk that I am willing to take?" I thought about the fear of rejection. I decided to reach out to one of my contacts who is running a business and offer an A/B experiment for her website for free. A simple variation that if it produces positive statistical results given a hypothesis, it would become a website optimization. If the variation does not produce positive statistical results, it would become knowledge about what NOT to do. Regardless of the acceptance decision of this person about performing the A/B test for free that I am offering, I am a winner because I am taking a risk. The risk is that I could receive a no as an answer, but that is okay. This action is not even a mistake. It is simply taking risks and exposing myself to the possibility of receiving a no as an answer. CR: 2018-09-21 04:56:53 LU: 2018-09-21 04:56:53

J:

"If they just stand still, they're going to very quickly lose their position... but beyond that, there's the risk that as an institution you can forget how to innovate, which can be deadly, because new competitors can come along and you won't be able to catch up with them because you've forgotten how to innovate. It's crucial that a company maintains a continual culture of innovation." (Chapter 8)

M:

I am not a company but I sell my services as a programmer to a company and the question is, how do I innovate? Is my knowledge the same that I had when I started to work for my current company? One way for me to innovate is by learning more, continuously. Following that direction, I am reading Safari Books Online extensively. CR: 2018-09-24 05:58:34 LU: 2018-09-24 05:58:34

J:

"The very nature of propaganda and influence is that people tend to be unaware of how they are being worked over." (Chapter 12)

M:

The word "unaware" caused a strong impact on me. It made me think about how my subconscious could be influenced, guided, or even worse than that, MANIPULATED by the advertising and propaganda that I am exposed to. I decided to "put my mind in a bubble" where I limit my exposure to undesired propaganda. I resolved to drastically filter the online content that I allow myself to see and "my bubble" from now on is Newstalk 1010. CR: 2018-09-24 23:04:43 LU: 2018-10-17 22:38:24

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