Ronny Lam


Larry Page: Shareholder Value Is What Counts

Larry Page has given his second interview to mainstream media. He elaborates a bit about the past failures and successes and looks forward to the future. His biggest goal is to grow and in between the lines I read: at any cost. Shareholder value is what counts and to create that we need to create some value for end users, not the way around. People are the product…

The thing I’m most occupied with now actually is the overall structural questions. We want Google to be wildly successful. What does Google look like five years from now? What are we doing? Who’s doing it? How are we organized? What people do we have? And I think we have some answers to those questions. But I think, like I said, what I’m trying to do is to get a technology company that continues to scale its impact and aspirations in its everyday. We’re at a certain scale now, but I don’t see any particular reason why we shouldn’t be much bigger, more impactful than we are now. So that’s what I’m trying to figure out. And I think I have a lot of ideas about how to do that, and gradually, every day we increase our scale a little bit. It’s probably incremental in that way. And that’s my job, right, is to create shareholder value and create value for the end users.