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The Wrong Stuff : Error Message: Google Research Director Peter Norvig on Being Wrong
"I want to talk about innovation, because it seems to me that the price of trying new things is that most of them fail. How do you build a tolerance for that kind of failure into a public corporation that's accountable to its bottom line? Getting things wrong might be necessary to getting things right, but failure can be costly.<br />
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We do it by trying to fail faster and smaller. The average cycle for getting something done at Google is more like three months than three years. And the average team size is small, so if we have a new idea, we don't have to go through the political lobbying of saying, "Can we have 50 people to work on this?" Instead, it's more done bottom up: Two or three people get together and say, "Hey, I want to work on this." They don't need permission from the top level to get it started because it's just a couple of people; it's kind of off the books."
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august 2010 by robertogreco
The Google Mafia //
"Was reading this article about Google's move into local search and how it's peaked regulator's interest and one quote in particular jumped out:
google  mafia  pagerank  law  politics  power 
december 2009 by robertogreco

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