If you were a Stanford student back in 1997, it would have been a very smart move to seek out and befriend your fellow students, Larry Page and Sergey Brin. You could have struck up a conversation at the cafeteria, the library, a coffee shop or a local pub. Presumably, not at the gym. If you played your cards right, you could have parlayed your friendship into an early job at the company Larry and Sergey would soon launch, Google. And that early job would have been worth a massive fortune when Google went public in 2004.
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