"Don’t Be Evil" – The Man Who Coined This Phrase at Google

Written by Amit Agarwal on Apr 18, 2008

paul buchheit googleThe current issue of Portfolio magazine carries a profile of Paul Buchheit – one of the earliest Google employees who created Gmail, developed the first AdSense prototype and coined the phrase "Don’t be evil."

Excerpts – "Buchheit first uttered those three words [don’t be evil] during a meeting convened to discuss how Google should communicate its corporate values…  Then "Don’t be evil" took on a life of its own, spreading rapidly through the Googleplex, and ultimately it was included in the company’s 2004 initial public offering prospectus. "

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