Tuesday, July 20, 2010


"Al Gore who has had a ringside seat at the management of both Apple and Google, said that he deeply admires the founders of each company, but 'a genius' like Steve [Jobs] comes along only once in several generations. Jobs has demonstrated his genius over a longer period of time than [Larry] Page and [Sergey] Brin, he believes, and has also benefited from something the Google founders lack: 'Steve has the great if painful experience of failing, and coming back.' The wisdom that comes from failure has not yet punched Page and Brin."
- Ken Auletta, Googled: The End of The World as We Know It, p. 219