In a conversation years ago, Mr. Jobs said he was disturbed when he heard young entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley use the term “exit strategy” — a quick, lucrative sale of a start-up. It was a small ambition, Mr. Jobs said, instead of trying to build companies that last for decades, if not a century or more.
Paul Kedrosky sul perché la IPO di Google era interessante per varie ragioni mentre quella di Facebook riguarda solo il denaro:
Google’s new services represented things I care about and that I think matter — discovery, curiosity, and transparency — Facebook represents things that I don’t care about — narrowing, nattering, tribalism, etc. More than not caring, these are mostly things for which I have active contempt, as they represent the antithesis of curiosity and openness, which are what Google (mostly) facilitates, and that Facebook (mostly) doesn’t.