Friday, July 14, 2006

Nothing exceeds like excess...

Obviously Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin weren't paying attention during the Tyco scandal or the Worldcom fiasco. They have ordered a Boeing 767 wide-body customized to their "party specs".

Look, I know it's their money and they are not doing anything illegal or particularly immoral (yet), but one of the most attractive aspects of Google was a certain idealism. After all, their motto is "Don't be evil". In a cynical world, even a hint of higher aspirations than "I'm getting mine" stands out from the crowd.

Workers at Google - however well-paid - may now rethink what it really is all about. Lost on many, it seems, is the possibility that self-discipline is the key to avoiding evil actions.

Investors may note that extravagant displays like this occurred shortly before the above financial blowouts.

[via B2Blog]

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