business engineer's manifesto

published24 days ago
20 min read

Let's start with a few things we learned in the last couple of days! In 1999, venture capitalist John Doerr made a significant investment of $11.8 million for 12% of a small startup called Google, which was just a research paper and a prototype at the time. The founders of Google, Larry Page, and Sergey Brin, presented their pitch to Doerr using 17 slides in PowerPoint, highlighting their new algorithm for search called PageRank. Despite the search market being crowded and the prevailing...