Google, the Microsoft of our time

Makes oodles of money. Runs a monopoly (search). Hires smart people with puzzles (golf balls). Based on a me-too-yet-more successful product (search, adwords). Full of big wild eyed bets (self driving cars). And full of big clone-it-better-and-lose-money-for-market-share projects (gmail, maps, android). Under-appreciated for some truly visionary products (glass).


TBD: won’t find another monopoly.


Microsoft key to the above

– money

– PC software

– golf balls

– windows, office

– Microsoft Research

– IE, Xbox

– Innovations…hmm. Bob?

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