Keen On: The Confessions Of Google Employee #59

Even though I’m Jewish, I’ve always rather enjoyed other people’s confessions: Saint Augustine, Rousseau, driving instructors etc etc. And now, especially for the tech crowd, we have an new player in the confessional genre – Douglas Edwards, the first marketing manager at Google, who has just written a tell all version of his 1999-2005 stint at the plex entitled I’m Feeling Lucky: The Confessions of Google Employee #59.

Yesterday, Edwards came into the TechcrunchTV studio to record a confessional with me about the six years he spent in Mountain View. But you don’t have to be a Google aficionado to enjoy Edwards’ confessions. First there’s his job interview with Sergey Brin when Sergey showed up on skates in shorts and a t-shirt, then there’s his thoughts on Larry Page and Sergey’s special chemistry and his confessions about why he was so disappointed with Eric Schmidt.

This is the first part of a two part interview with Edwards. Check back tomorrow for more confessions from Google Employee #59.

I’m Feeling Lucky

Confessions of a Google Brand Manager

Falling out of love with Eric Schmidt