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Larry Brilliant & Google

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2006 · No Comments

Google announced today that it’s named Larry Brilliant to head the non-profit arm of the company,

It just so happens that Mr. Brilliant is 1 of the 100 Faces of Marin featured in my Dad’s latest book.

Anyone who wants a more in-depth look at the new head of what will surely become the largest philanthropic organization in the world should order a copy of my Dad’s book today!

Here’s a preview of what you’ll get. My Dad writes the following on pages 20-21 of 100 Faces of Marin:

“Despite his business success and his life’s work, his heart is still entwined with the Seva Foundation, which he founded in 1978 to restore vision to poor people in Africa and Asia, for which he has received numerous awards, including an honorary doctor of science and being named by University of California as its 2004 ‘International Public Health Hero.'”

Perhaps ironically foreshadowing today’s announcement from Google, my Dad later quotes Brilliant as saying, “Say you decide that you like Chevrolets and not Fords. Or you decide that you like Yahoo! and not Google. It’s all the same. In my case, I felt that it was more important to stay in the monastery and deepen my spirituality rather than work in the world.”

Want more? Intrigued by the quote and want to understand the context? Buy the book.

(Thanks, Dad, for the link to today’s exciting announcement!)

Google Blog announcement.

Tags: technology