"Google is not a conventional company," wrote co-founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page, in the letter found in the S1 filing to the Securities and Exchange Commission, the first in a series of yearly missives they plan to write to shareholders. "We do not intend to become one."
Indeed. Their filing is remarkable for the candor the founders express. In fact, one can sense a profound contempt against Wall Street types and their clubby ways. Sure, the filing has a lot of figures and tables. But it also has some delightful zingers that come close to giving Wall Street the middle finger. Read on for some examples
Iconoclasts. I hope they can keep that quality.