A lot of people have tried and failed to land jobs at Google.
One particularly smart individual slipped through the cracks.
Ek recounted the tale of his rejection for PandoDaily's Sarah Lacy. When he didn't get a Google offer, he said he half-debated starting a competitor. After all, Ek had been building things since he was 13; his grade school business generated $50,000 per month.
“I’ll just make my own search engine, it can’t be that hard,” he said to Lacy. “It turns out it’s really, really hard.”
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