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A piece of advice from +Sergey Brin I often think about.
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Both Vincent van Gogh and Steve Jobs are successful. Vincent had a not-so-great life and Steve had an exciting and fun life...
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Just tell me you love me.
If you don't, then lie to me.
#TrueLove // +Coldplay​​
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+Joren Van Severen I so agree. The lyrics are everything.
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On +Boy Scouts of America's 106th anniversary, I'm thinking about all the adventures, memories and opportunities, not to mention lifelong friends, that Scouting has given me. #NationalBoyScoutsDay
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+Bert Vander Meeren This was just at our flag ceremony the other day! It's now a Thursday. Wouldn't be a throwback. Just kidding. It absolutely is! I'm much more chubby now. :D 
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During #SB50, +The GRAMMYs announced that +Taylor Swift will be performing at the 58th #GRAMMYs.
https://twitter.com/TheGRAMMYs/status/696484973709238274
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Taylor swift rocks
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Worked out early this morning with +Zeinab Bakillah and +November ProjectDC on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. #OnlyAtGW

The November Project (DC) were also great speakers at +TEDxFoggyBottom 2015:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxwVsJi5MQQ
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+United is resuming pre-boarding for families with young children to improve the overall experience. #FlyerFriendly
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I know you like them.  But after 4+million frequent flyer miles, I have more than just an opinion.  You think they are great; I get that.
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+Court Mejias if you come up to the Bay Area sometime, things can be arranged!
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恭禧發財!
Happy #ChineseNewYear! 🎉🇭🇰
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Believe in love.
The #PepsiHalftime show at #SB50 with +Coldplay, Beyonce and +Bruno Mars was quite sick.
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Have literally just seen it. As nice as it was to see Beyonce, it was no where near as good as last years!
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Just died at +T-Mobile's ad with Steve Harvey. 😂
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It's always hard seeing such brilliant, influential and thoughtful leaders, especially those at Google, take on life's other challenges. +Amit Singhal has pushed the world so much further than where people would have thought the world would be fifteen years ago.
 
The Journey Continues…

Dear Friends,

My life has been a dream journey. From a little boy growing up in the Himalayas dreaming of the Star Trek computer, to an immigrant who came to the United States with two suitcases and not much else, to the person responsible for Search at Google, every turn has enriched me and made me a better person.

As I entered the fifteenth year of working at Google, I've been asking myself the question, "what would you want to do for the next fifteen?" The answer has overwhelmingly been: give back to others. It has always been a priority for me to give back to people who are less fortunate, and make time for my family amidst competing work constraints--but on both fronts, I simply want to give and do more.

Now is a good time to make this important life change. Things are in amazing shape. Search is stronger than ever, and will only get better in the hands of an outstanding set of senior leaders who are already running the show day-to-day.

It fills me with pride to see what we have built in the last fifteen years. Search has transformed people’s lives; over a billion people rely on us. Our mission of empowering people with information and the impact it has had on this world cannot be overstated. When I started, who would have imagined that in a short period of fifteen years, we would tap a button, ask Google anything and get the answer. Today, it has become second nature to us. My dream Star Trek computer is becoming a reality, and it is far better than what I ever imagined.

I love Google. It is a company that believes in doing the right thing, a company that believes in doing good in the world, a company… that cares. I look back at my time here with a profound sense of gratitude that I was a part of building this. Now, with pride, gratitude, and joy in my heart, I need to define my next fifteen years. I am eager to see what kind of impact I can make philanthropically, and of course, to spend more time with my family--especially with my wife who I miss spending time with given our incredibly busy lives, and our son who will go to college soon, leaving an empty nest behind.

Feb 26 will be my last day at Google. My relationships are the most important thing I’ve accumulated in life and I’d love for that to continue. Please do drop me a line occasionally and we can have a cup of tea.

As Chief Si’ahl said “Take nothing but memories, leave nothing but footprints!” I am taking so many fond memories with me, and hopefully I’ve left a small footprint here.

With Love,
Amit
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Amazed by the growth and vibrancy of both Alphabet and Google and excited to see the innovations and moonshots yet to come, especially those that are brought to scale to improve the lives of, literally, millions and billions.

+Gmail has 1 billion monthly active users, making it the 7th Google product to serve a billion users monthly
http://www.theverge.com/2016/2/1/10889492/gmail-1-billion-google-alphabet
via +The Verge

Alphabet is now the world's most valuable company
http://www.bbc.com/news/business-35464599
via +BBC News
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+Bert Vander Meeren I want to soon! It's always on my mind, haha. :)
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Nice to meet you, my name is Ian.
HKG · PHX · WAS · ATL · LON

Mission Statement: To make a difference in peoples' lives by being an open-minded learner and servant leader with passions for free expression and morals.

Vision: Create a future in which empowered citizens morally act with integrity and spread happiness.

Values
+accountability: to be authentic, transparent and responsible.
+happiness: to find enthusiasm and joy in all of life's moments.
+innovation: to never be afraid of trying new things.
+integrity: to act with strong moral judgement and principles.
+leadership: to inspire others to make a difference in the world.
+openness: to listen to new ideas with objectivity.
+passion: to work on things that matter and those I do well.
+transparency: to share the world's information and knowledge.

I'm a Google Top Contributor. I am passionate about what Google is doing to make the world's information universally accessible and useful. Equal to that is how much I love to see users delighted at products that make life simpler. For that reason, I am a Google Top Contributor for Hangouts and Project Fi, two services and products I use daily. If you need help with any Google product, feel free to reach out. Or, if you need help with Hangouts or Project Fi, visit the Hangouts Help Forum or Project Fi Help Forum respectively.

Content found on my personal profiles online reflects my personal opinions, thoughts and views on various topics. They are not representative of any other corporation, institution, person or organization. However, I also love listening to new ideas and perspectives, and I encourage you to comment and voice your stance, whatever that may be, if you wish, in this open environment.

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While I encourage your discussion and participation and will adhere to my strong belief in free expression and speech, I reserve the right to remove comments on the basis that they:
+contain obscene, indecent or profane language;
+contain threats or defamatory statements;
+contain discriminatory or hate speech directed at, but not limited to specific groups of age, color, disability, ethnicity, national origin, race, religion, sex and/or sexual orientation;
+contain solicitations or any other form of spam.

Comments that simply disagree with other opinions (and is viewed as offensive solely based on this fact) will not be removed as I encourage everyone with any viewpoint to comment.
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Advocate of an open Internet, Eagle Scout and Glass Explorer.
Education
  • Desert Mountain High School
    High School, 2009 - 2013
  • Queen Mary, University of London
    Study Abroad, 2015 - 2015
    GW England Study Abroad program
  • The George Washington University
    International Affairs, International Economics, 2013 - 2017
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Fiorina Cheers Self Up By Firing Campaign Staff - The New Yorker
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“Every failure is an opportunity, and in this case I had an opportunity to give some people the axe,” the former business executive said.

Tim Cook deleted his blurry Super Bowl photo
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Well you did it, mean-spirited internet humans. Tim Cook has deleted the Super Bowl picture that sent Twitter into a tizzy on Sunday night.

Lady Gaga’s Fabulous, Super Gay Super Bowl National Anthem
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Campy, theatrical, and queer-as-hell, Lady Gaga’s super gay, super patriotic “National Anthem” at the Super Bowl is a sign of the times. Of

The Obamas confirm: White House Wi-Fi is crappy
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The Obamas talk to Gayle King on Super Bowl Sunday.

Watch Lady Gaga slay the national anthem at Super Bowl 50
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Lady Gaga kicked off Super Bowl 50 with a stirring rendition of the National Anthem that proved equally patriotic and pop song.

Donald Trump Stands by As His Debate Rivals Hit One Another - The New Yo...
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The debate showed that the Republican candidates seem to have become franchisees of Donald Trump’s brand of personal attack.

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Sports fans flying on United on Sunday will have the opportunity to watch the Super Bowl for free on DIRECTV.

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The Democratic candidates for president gathered in New Hampshire for CNN's Democratic Town Hall on Wednesday, and CNN's Reality Check team

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And now the AI research team has the keys to the search kingdom.

Celebrating Cities: A New Look and Feel for Uber
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Today, we’re excited to roll out a new look and feel that celebrates our technology, as well as the cities we serve.

Gmail now has 1 billion monthly active users
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Google has yet another billion-user service. Gmail, the company's longstanding email service, now has 1 billion monthly active, according to

Google parent Alphabet jumps 5% as earnings beat
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The recently restructured technology giant reported earnings of $8.67 per share on $21.33 billion in revenue as it rolled out a new reportin

Very good hotel with very friendly staff.
Public - 3 months ago
reviewed 3 months ago
Kona Grill is a fantastic place to hangout, people-watch and eat good food. They close kinda early on some nights, but their Happy Hour is fantastic (3-7PM) and (9PM-close). Really affordable and lots of menu options, even on the Happy hour menu! There's usually a line, so be sure to get an OpenTable reservation beforehand. Go during the evening when the sun is going down and sit outside.
Public - 7 months ago
reviewed 7 months ago
Sapporo is a unique Japanese restaurant in Scottsdale that has a wide selection of choices for lunch and dinner. *FOOD* Absolutely fantastic! Whether it is lunch or dinner, they have tasty choices. The appetizer ribs are heaven and taste delicious. They have a special type of sauce that makes it perfect. The fried calamari is crunchy and one of the best that I've had in the Scottsdale area. Again, they have a special type of dipping sauce that tops it all off. There are also tons of sushi and even some that aren't listed on the menu, so be sure to ask! Everything there is amazingly fresh and the food doesn't take too long to come. One plate comes after the other! *DECOR* Sapporo has a big restaurant and it feels very spacious. There are 6 teppans, like Beninhana if that's your thing. The rest of the restaurant, in the middle of the 6 teppans, consists of tables and booths, both very comfortable to stay in for a couple hours. The furniture and other decor is modern and new, especially with the atmosphere, which is very upbeat. There is loud and recent music that plays. It makes everyone want to get up and dance. *SERVICE* The waiters and waitresses always have a smile on their face. Our waiter made many jokes while he was serving us and made the experience great. This isn't the only time the waiter has made us smile. Most of the food comes out pretty quickly. However, when it is very busy, it may take a little while longer. It's always good to call ahead to try and make a reservation, if for dinner. If they're having a slow night, they'll let you know and say that a reservation isn't necessary! Lunch is a lot more peaceful and the music is not as loud, along with quieter chatter.
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Food: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Very Good
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
The food tastes fantastic and the fries are super crunchy and fresh every time! The restaurant is a little outdated and smells funky occasionally.
Food: ExcellentDecor: GoodService: Excellent
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
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Service was quick. Food was hot and fresh. For breakfast, get the A or B meal on the menu. Great view of the inside of the airport.
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
It gets very busy on Friday and Saturday nights, especially when there are sports games! So make sure you want to wait, or get their a little bit early, unless you're there to watch. This can also make for slow service at times, but they try their best! The atmosphere is great, everybody's dining and having a great time! Make sure to try the Zipps or Golden Wings. They're delicious and cooked just right so that the outside is crispy.
Food: ExcellentDecor: Very GoodService: Very Good
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
Food: Very GoodDecor: Very GoodService: Very Good
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago