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Jarrod Morgenstern
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Smart move by +Google+ to add "You may also know these people" to each notification email.

In fact, I do know +Carmen Tortora +Danny Rosen and +Nicole Miner. Well done GOOG.

This sure helps get away from the "no one is on Google+" thought that many people are feeling.

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Pictures look quite nice on Google+ pages. These ones make me hungry. +Pretzel Crisps & +Google+ win.

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Narrated by Ray Hudson and Phil Schoen. Incredible improvisation.

Near post six, deflects back

somehow finds messi

And somehow he finds the net!

Excuse me, for being excited people, but we've just witnessed a goal that would wake up the catatonic

Astonishing skill, that literally takes the breath away

Phenomenal football. There is no answer to that.

You can't coach against this.

Its pure genius that's what it is.

look at his balance
better balance than whaler on a very rocky cruise ship

he stays up right and then he can take it over the top
pique plays it to him beautifully, but he's got it all to do

its a chest pass to gerard
back heel is magnificent
imagination in 3D, astonishing chip home

iker comes in
all the time to try and spread himself
he cannot do it

his right foot comes out, he doesn't need his stradivarius left
he gets his violin out and plays the sweetest music for the go-ahead goal right before halftime
and suck the air out of real madrid

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Details matter.
Icon Ambulance

One Sunday morning, January 6th, 2008 I was attending religious services when my cell phone vibrated. As discreetly as possible, I checked the phone and noticed that my phone said "Caller ID unknown". I choose to ignore.

After services, as I was walking to my car with my family, I checked my cell phone messages. The message left was from Steve Jobs. "Vic, can you call me at home? I have something urgent to discuss" it said.

Before I even reached my car, I called Steve Jobs back. I was responsible for all mobile applications at Google, and in that role, had regular dealings with Steve. It was one of the perks of the job.

"Hey Steve - this is Vic", I said. "I'm sorry I didn't answer your call earlier. I was in religious services, and the caller ID said unknown, so I didn't pick up".

Steve laughed. He said, "Vic, unless the Caller ID said 'GOD', you should never pick up during services".

I laughed nervously. After all, while it was customary for Steve to call during the week upset about something, it was unusual for him to call me on Sunday and ask me to call his home. I wondered what was so important?

"So Vic, we have an urgent issue, one that I need addressed right away. I've already assigned someone from my team to help you, and I hope you can fix this tomorrow" said Steve.

"I've been looking at the Google logo on the iPhone and I'm not happy with the icon. The second O in Google doesn't have the right yellow gradient. It's just wrong and I'm going to have Greg fix it tomorrow. Is that okay with you?"

Of course this was okay with me. A few minutes later on that Sunday I received an email from Steve with the subject "Icon Ambulance". The email directed me to work with Greg Christie to fix the icon.

Since I was 11 years old and fell in love with an Apple II, I have dozens of stories to tell about Apple products. They have been a part of my life for decades. Even when I worked for 15 years for Bill Gates at Microsoft, I had a huge admiration for Steve and what Apple had produced.

But in the end, when I think about leadership, passion and attention to detail, I think back to the call I received from Steve Jobs on a Sunday morning in January. It was a lesson I'll never forget. CEOs should care about details. Even shades of yellow. On a Sunday.

To one of the greatest leaders I've ever met, my prayers and hopes are with you Steve.


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Here's to the crazy ones. The misfits. The troublemakers...

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Enjoying the Google Plus interface/design? Don't worry, it won't last.

(Just like all things -- change is inevitable)

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