Google: How did it begin?
Founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin began Google in 1995 after graduating from Stanford University; neither had prior work experience. They rented space in their friend, Susan Wojcicki’s garage, asking her to join the business in return. She’s now CEO of YouTube.
They appointed Eric Schmidt as CEO, to provide ‘adult supervision’, in 2001. Page now focuses on Google’s operating side while Brin works on the big ideas such as providing internet on hot air balloons, and self-driving cars – they have a futuristic vision and it’s inspirational. They attend the weekly company meetings too.