Don’t work for Google.
A few years ago, I was unemployed and working on startup ideas. While visiting my now 93-year-old grandma, she wanted to know why I didn’t just work for a big company.
Grandma: Why don’t you find a job?
Me: I could always get a job at Google.
Grandma: What is this Google?
Me: They’re a big company that makes software.
Grandma: Like IBM?
Me: Well, no.
Grandma: So they compete with IBM? What do they do?
Me: They organize the world’s information and make it instantly available.
Grandma: That sounds boring. Don’t do that.
And so, I didn’t go work for Google. Thanks Grandma.