updated 05:15 am EDT, Sat October 30, 2010
Page and Brin wanted Jobs, but settled on Schmidt
According to a new Bloomberg documentary called Game Changers, Google founders Larry Paige and Sergey Brin visited Apple’s Cupertino campus for a meeting with Steve Jobs where they offered him the position of Google CEO. In all, the pair reportedly interviewed around thirteen candidates. Ultimately, Page and Brin settled on current Google CEO Eric Schmidt.
Their reason for choosing Eric Schmidt? In addition to his achievements as a software engineer and a PhD in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, they were impressed that Schmidt had attended the hippy art festival Burning Man in Black Rock Desert, Nevada.
The documentary follows Paige and Brin from the pair’s meeting at Stanford through to their current position as global heavyweights in internet search, advertising, and the mobile spaces. [via Pocket-lint]