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 As you may know, I decided to spend more time with family and to travel the world. Well, what better way to start than with the Canada Ironman last week end, where my daughter Celine and I completed the course. Amazing father-daughter and family experience. Highly recommended. And congrats to all finishers. Stay tuned for the next stories... :)

P.S. what a pleasure to come back home to Canada - with it's warm and welcoming people, and the breath-taking views. Ohhh, Canada....
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Comme vous le savez, je desirais passer plus de temps en famille et voyager le monde. Et bien nous avons commence du bon pied alors que Celine (une de mes deux filles) et moi avons complete le Ironman Canada a Whistler en fin de semaine derniere, avec le support de la famille. Felicitations a tous ceux et celles qui ont complete cette experience extraordinaire. 

P.S. Quel plaisir que de revenir au Canada, avec ses gens extraordinairement accueillant et chaleureux, et nos paysages a vous couper le souffle. Ohhh Canada...
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Hello Mr. Patrick
I am trying to reach someone in charge at Google for a very important subject, I have developed massive concept for google could change a lot of things.
Please I hope to hear back from you, So I can present my concept.
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Suivant les traces de Google Fiber - Bonne nouvelle pour le Canada et Toronto!
Following in the footsteps of Google Fiber - Good news for Canada and Toronto!
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Toronto will soon have the fastest internet on the planet, Bell Canada announced on Thursday.
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Might have to move to Toronto.  Hey, Telus, do you think we're going to get this on the North Shore any time soon?
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Our Moose Herbert is in full celebration swing for the Chinese New Year!
Welcome to the year of the sheep/goat.
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Give me the chance to buy reserves in Africa to protect the flora and fauna ....
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Une legende de ma jeunesse. Un ambassadeur unique pour le Canada. Un veritable leader et gentlemen.
A legend of my youth, and great ambassadeur of Canadian values. A true leader and gentlemen.
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Le Canadien est endeuillé par la perte d'un des meilleurs joueurs de son histoire et de son plus fidèle ambassadeur, Jean Béliveau, qui est décédé mardi à l'âge de 83...
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mignon ce poster.j avoue que j aime 
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Google will match your donation 2:1.
Please give to this important cause.
SVP donnez a cette cause importante.

http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2014/11/doubling-down-on-ebola-donations.html
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Еболла, чергова мильна бульбашка макрофармацевтів …
Віруси живуть при одних умовах і абсолютно не живуть при інших …
Зараз в сша починається зима … вірус ебола потухне …
Майкрософт, біл гейтс давав пожертви на африку … де в африці санітарний мінімум?, каналізації, колектори, фільтрація і дезинфікація води, стоків … цего немає … а що є !? , гроші на вітер … непродуманий бізнес план допомоги африці що обернулось простим розкраданням коштів пожертв для африки …
Але це все можна зробити правильно, організувавши і реалізувавши правильний бізнес план що призведе до користі для google компанії , якщо цікаво напишіть … обговоримо …
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All the fun at a new pricing! Woohoo  - I love my BB
Tout le plaisir a un nouveau prix! Woohoo - j'adore mon BB

http://gizmodo.com/the-new-boosted-boards-are-actually-affordable-and-sti-1655174205
A few months ago, our old friend Joel Johnson logged many miles on an incredibly awesome—and incredibly expensive—motorized longboard called a Boosted Board. Now, the company is announcing a whole new line of the miracle machines. And they're actually pretty reasonably priced for a cutting-edge electric vehicle.
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After nearly 7 years as CFO, I will be retiring from Google to spend more time with my family.  Yeah, I know you've heard that line before.  We give a lot to our jobs.  I certainly did.  And while I am not looking for sympathy, I want to share my thought process because so many people struggle to strike the right balance between work and personal life.

This story starts last fall. A very early morning last September, after a whole night of climbing, looking at the sunrise on top of Africa - Mt Kilimanjaro. Tamar (my wife) and I were not only enjoying the summit, but on such a clear day, we could see in the distance, the vast plain of the Serengeti at our feet, and with it the calling of all the potential adventures Africa has to offer. (see exhibit #1 - Tamar and I on Kili).

And Tamar out of the blue said "Hey, why don't we just keep on going". Let's explore Africa, and then turn east to make our way to India, it's just next door, and we're here already. Then, we keep going; the Himalayas, Everest, go to Bali, the Great Barrier Reef... Antarctica, let's go see Antarctica!?" Little did she know, she was tempting fate.

I remember telling Tamar a typical prudent CFO type response- I would love to keep going, but we have to go back. It's not time yet, There is still so much to do at Google, with my career, so many people counting on me/us - Boards, Non Profits, etc

But then she asked the killer question: So when is it going to be time? Our time? My time? The questions just hung there in the cold morning African air. 

A few weeks later, I was happy back at work, but could not shake away THE question: When is it time for us to just keep going? And so began a reflection on my/our life. Through numerous hours of cycling last fall (my introvert happy place) I concluded on a few simple and self-evident truths:

First, The kids are gone.  Two are in college, one graduated and in a start-up in Africa. Beautiful young adults we are very proud of. Tamar honestly deserves most of the credit here. She has done a marvelous job. Simply marvelous. But the reality is that for Tamar and I, there will be no more Cheerios encrusted minivan, night watch because of ear infections, ice hockey rinks at 6:00am. Nobody is waiting for us/needing us. 

Second, I am completing this summer 25-30 years of nearly non-stop work (depending on how you wish to cut the data). And being member of FWIO, the noble Fraternity of Worldwide Insecure Over-achievers, it has been a whirlwind of truly amazing experiences. But as I count it now, it has also been a frenetic pace for about 1500 weeks now. Always on - even when I was not supposed to be. Especially when I was not supposed to be. And am guilty as charged - I love my job (still do), my colleagues, my friends, the opportunities to lead and change the world.

Third, this summer, Tamar and I will be celebrating our 25th anniversary. When our kids are asked by their friends about the success of the longevity of our marriage, they simply joke that Tamar and I have spent so little time together that "it's really too early to tell" if our marriage will in fact succeed. 
If they could only know how many great memories we already have together. How many will you say? How long do you have? But one thing is for sure, I want more. And she deserves more. Lots more.

Allow me to spare you the rest of the truths. But the short answer is simply that I could not find a good argument to tell Tamar we should wait any longer for us to grab our backpacks and hit the road - celebrate our last 25 years together by turning the page and enjoy a perfectly fine mid life crisis full of bliss and beauty, and leave the door open to serendipity for our next leadership opportunities, once our long list of travels and adventures is exhausted.

Working at Google is a privilege, nothing less. I have worked with the best of the best, and know that I am leaving Google in great hands. I have made so many friends at Google it's not funny. Larry, Sergey, Eric, thank you for friendship. I am forever grateful for letting me be me, for your trust, your warmth, your support, and for so much laughter through good and not so good times.

To be clear, I am still here. I wish to transition over the coming months but only after we have found a new Googley CFO and help him/her through an orderly transition, which will take some time. 

In the end, life is wonderful, but nonetheless a series of trade offs, especially between business/professional endeavours and family/community. And thankfully, I feel I’m at a point in my life where I no longer have to have to make such tough choices anymore. And for that I am truly grateful. Carpe Diem.


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Hi Михаил, 2 suggestions:
. share your ideas on Google Products Forum
> productforums.google.com
. join Google Top Contributors Program:
> google.com/get/topcontributor/
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P. S.: bonne année encore une fois, +Patrick Pichette!
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If you have not tried yet and are curious. Here is your chance!
Si vous etes curieux et n'avez pas encore essaye, voici votre chance!
Join us at Boosted HQ for a get-together of epic proportions. You don't want to miss this!We're having a Boosted ride at 4:30PM. This may be the biggest electric skateboard ride ever! We'll serve yummy food and drinks.From 4-8PM, get a long-awaited software upgrade. Your board will get a higher top speed and improved acceleration and braking. One rider called the update "Scary fast!!!!!!!!".Don't have a Boosted board? Come demo one! We're located...
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am sorry mr. Patrick i have some information i want to share with google please if you get this email replay through my email jrj335@gmail.com am not bad person i need help from africa - tanzania
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Jour du Souvenir/Remembrance Day au Canada.

Merci a nos troupes. Thank you to our troops
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Tunitas Creek Rd. Perfect day for cycling - surrounded by those beautiful majestic trees
Tunitas Creek Rd. Journee parfaite pour la bicyclette - envelope par ces arbres gigantesques de toute beaute
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Tunitas is one of my favorite climbs anywhere. So pretty.
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