I love Google. I’ve been reading the S-1. I love that the entire IPO will be done through an open auction. I love the founders’ philosophy: the “don’t be evil” by letting commercial interests skew natural search results, the idea of bridging the “digital divide” by offering free services (including Gmail), the Google foundation which will get about 1% of Google equity, the long-term view they will take in managing a public company.
I want everyone to see this: Larry Page wrote a letter to future shareholders of Google. It’s the coolest thing I’ve ever read in an SEC filing. Enjoy!
LETTER FROM THE FOUNDERS