September 7th, 2006
It’s been a hectic but exciting week. Having been in business school at Stanford for the past two years, this is upping the ante on speed, performance, excitement and I’m sure – personal development.
This Tuesday (Monday was labour day) I started in Google’s Mobile team as a Product Marketing Manager, covering their consumer products, from Search over SMS to GMail and beyond. While many will now come to me and expect all the nighty gritty about the company – I won’t be able to give you that – I’d be way too busy for that, because you never know what legal implementations anything you say has when you are talking about a public company (doesn’t have to be Google). Therefore there also won’t be info about unannounced products (d’oh), expected earnings (how would I know) or general stock or please-hire-me tips. Furthermore, I want to stress that (BEGIN LEGAL) this is my personal blog. The views expressed on these pages are mine alone and not those of my employer. (/LEGAL END)
I understand this might disappoint one or two of you readers – but hey – that’s life 😉
Anyways – to make things a little less boring, here are some facts:
– Google supports more than 100 interface languages
– As of June 30th, 2006 there were 7,942 full-time employees worldwide
– and yes: Googlers in Mountain View alone consume 500 lbs. of breakfast cereal each day