Since I couldn’t link to it from the previous “chat” post, I wanted to link to Steven Levy’s interview of Larry Page for Wired. “Moon shots”, Google as a million-person company — it’s fascinating stuff that’s well worth a read.
One thing that sticks out: Page starts out by saying over and over again that it’s important not to focus on competition. But then he says the following when asked about Google+:
> I’m very happy with how it has gone. We’re working on a lot of really cool stuff. A lot of it has been copied by our competitors, so I think we’re doing a good job.
That, to me, says a lot right there.