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The Internet keeps making me a liar!

Yesterday night within one hour, I publicly said two things (or rather endorsed them) which were incorrect (or at least I didn't believe to be true.) I lied.


The first was my re-share of this post on Google+ - it seemed to imply something that as soon as I examined the facts a little more closely I decided wasn't true.The second was a re-tweet of this tweet - which got one fairly important fact completely wrong.

I regretted both really quickly (within minutes.)

In both cases, I attempted to backtrack. commenting on the Google+ post and editing my annotations on the re-share. I undid my re-tweet as well, but it felt too late.

I mean, imagine doing this in the real world! Going around a crowded repeating something that was wrong, and a few minutes later mumbling "never mind" in the corner. By then a bunch of other people are telling your friends what you just said; some even believing it and jumping to their own wrong conclusions. Imagine how pissed they'll be (or w…

Why campus recruiting was great this year... for me.

First a warning: A few friends have recently noticed my blog (in addition to being incredibly sporadic) has also become far too Google-centric. This only continues that trend of posts, though I'm hoping to break that and return to the usual programming soon. :-)

The week before last, I visited Chicago to help with MBA recruiting. I enjoy chatting with students in general and MBA students considering Google in particular. Business school was a transformative experience for me, so I have really fond memories of the Chicago GSB and am always glad to help there.

But what talking about Google non-stop (a dinner + two 1.5-hour presos + ~2 hours of open-to-all chats) really did for me was remind me how lucky I am to work here. Its easy to forget the big picture when you get caught up in the nitty-gritty of the day, and telling stories about

how awesome people here arehow amazing the culture is what an incredible opportunity we have each day to impact people's lives is a great reminder…