Larry Page’s Business Card From 1998 And One Of The Most Expensive Mistakes

There is a thread on Reddit that said “Oops. What’s the most expensive mistake you’ve made at work? (Costs to your employer, or yourself).” The best answer to this thread was “I met both Carl Page and Larry Page at a party hosted by a Stanford friend of mine in 1998. Carl gave me his card for eGroups and said ‘we’re hiring’. Larry gave me his card for Google-a flimsy bit of paper obviously printed by bubble jet-and said ‘we’re hiring’. I said, ‘Nah, who needs another search engine?’ and went to graduate school.” [Reddit thread via BusinessInsider]

This article was written by Amit Chowdhry. You can follow me at @amitchowdhry or on Google+ at
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