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BBC: Lessons from Silicon Valley

posted by Mandy Sladden   [ updated Feb 12, 2008, 2:49 PM ]
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.

Joe Kraus

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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