By Peter Day
Presenter, BBC Radio 4 and BBC World Service
Joe Kraus could have been as big as Sergey Brin and
Larry Page, the Stanford University students who invented the search
engine Google in 1998.
But while Mr Brin and Mr Page have become the wealthy
owners of a big chunk of what has become the most valuable media
company in America, Mr Kraus has been less fortunate.
Don't feel too sorry for him, though: Mr Kraus is only 34 and he's certainly not poor.
But his story is perhaps more revealing than Google's, because of the lessons he's learnt.
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