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

Paul Buchheit coing the phrase Don’t be Evil which expresses to the world how Google intends to conduct business.

April 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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