readers might be interested in this event:
Larry Page of Google is giving a talk entitled, “Google is not an anomaly: A blueprint for inventing and building innovative and successful user-centric products.”
The talk is this Friday, January 11 at Stanford. (full description inside)

Stanford Seminar on People, Computers, and Design (CS547)
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Friday, January 11, 2002, 12:30-2:00pm
Gates B01 (HP Classroom) and SITN

Larry Page, Google

A blueprint for inventing and building innovative and successful
user-centric products

Industry seems to largely ignore users and excitedly follow the technology
trend bandwagon. This presents an enormous opportunity to build new and
innovative products. Google has grown to be used by a 100 million people
without any significant marketing expenditures; it has grown by meeting
people’s needs. This talk will present a blueprint for generating,
evaluating, designing, and building new things that are both successful and
significant. I will relate this blueprint to the learning we have done at
Google. Also, I will enumerate some of the technology constants that help
with designing new things but are not often taught. A brief update on
Google will be presented, and time will be left for a free form question
and answer period.

Larry Page, Co-founder and President, Products, Google The son of Michigan
State University computer science professor Dr.
Carl Victor Page, Larry’s love of computers began at age six. While
following in his father’s footsteps in academics, Larry became an honors
graduate from cross-state rival the University of Michigan, where he earned
a bachelor’s of science in engineering degree, with a concentration on
computer engineering. During his time in Ann Arbor, Larry received numerous
leadership awards for his efforts toward improving the College of
Engineering, served as president of the University’s Eta Kappa Nu Honor
Society and built a programmable plotter and inkjet printer out of Legos.

Page, 29, met Sergey Brin while they were both Ph.D. candidates in computer
science at Stanford University. In 1995 they started work on the research
that led to Google. Together, they developed and ran Google, which began
operating in 1998. The first paper they authored on Google, “The Anatomy of
a Large Scale Hypertextual Search Engine” is now the 10th most accessed
paper of all time according to the main computer science bibliography
server. Page was the founding CEO, growing Google to over 200 employees
and profitability before moving into his new role in April 2001.

Page has discussed business and technology on national broadcast programs
including CNN and the Charlie Rose Show and as a speaker at numerous
national and international forums, including The Churchill Club, the Wall
Street Journal Technology Summit, The Commonwealth Club, Technologic
Partners and PC Forum. He is a member of the National Advisory Committee
(NAC) for the University of Michigan College of Engineering.

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