Google & Mistakes

An excerpt from Ken Auletta’s Googled between Google’s co-founder Larry Page and their VP of Global Online Sales and Operations, Sheryl Sandberg (now COO of Facebook, married to the CEO of SurveyMonkey):

Page interrupted her, she recalled.  “He said, ‘I’m so glad these are the kinds of mistakes you’re making because it means you’re moving quickly and doing too much.  I’m going to be very upset when the mistakes you’re making are by going too slowly and missing opportunities.'”  She volunteered a ten-point plan to avoid similar mistakes, asking if he wanted to review it.

“No, I totally trust you,” he told her.


~ by Dave Smith on March 11, 2010.

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