Friday, August 03, 2012

If Google had not been founded, would we have missed it ?

It's an interesting question. Of course there was Yahoo and Alta Vista and others before Google. And even if Sergey Brin had not founded Google others would have continued to refine search technology..

But Google set the world on fire in a way that led to significant consequences. It became successful quickly, raised a lot of money, and used that money to change practically every aspect of our lives; and inspired others to do the same.

Without Google all this might still have happened but it might have taken another 10 years.

The same can be said for Apple. Even without them, smart phones would still have come around, but they would probably have taken a lot longer to reach this level of functionality.

Now turn the question around: Which companies are not getting founded today which could change our lives if only someone would pursue them with mad, single-minded obsession ?

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