Ravi Mohan's Blog

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Some people really get it..

from Xooglers

Sergey once asked a large assemblage of Googlers what our greatest corporate expense was. “Health insurance!” was one answer shouted back. “Salaries!” “Servers!” “Taxes!” “Electricity!” “Charlie’s grocery bills!,” came back others. “No,” said Sergey. “Opportunity cost.” He explained that the products we weren’t launching and the deals we weren’t doing threatened our economic stability more than any single line item in the budget.

How insightful is that? No wonder Google has no problems hiring good people.