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Google's first executive chef describes wild company parties with 'truckloads of alcohol and a bunch of pot,' where people would tell him 'I'm hallucinating'

4 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

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In 1999, Google hired its first executive chef, Charlie Ayers.
Ayers was previously known as the chef for the Grateful Dead.
In a new book about Google's early days, Ayers describes the odd interview he had with Google founder Larry Page.
He also discussed the wild parties during Google's annual ski trip, filled with booze, pot, and 'ganja goo balls.'
In 1998, when the year-old Google had grown up out of its digs in Susan Wojcicki 's house and moved into its first proper office in Palo Alto, California, the 50-ish people who worked at the company were hungry...
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'Oh my God, this is a sexual harassment claim waiting to happen': Early Google insiders describe Sergey Brin as a company 'playboy' who 'got around' with female employees

'Oh my God, this is a sexual harassment claim waiting to happen': Early Google insiders describe Sergey Brin as a company 'playboy' who 'got around' with female employees

4 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

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A new book about Google's early company culture, called "Valley of Genius: The Uncensored History of Silicon Valley," alleges that Google cofounder Sergey Brin used to be a "playboy" among female employees.
In the book, one early Google employee said Brin "got around" with female employees.
Another early employee said she feared that Brin's behavior would result in a sexual harassment claim at the time, according to the book.
A new book about Google's early company culture contains anecdotes that allege Google cofounder Sergey Brin was a "playboy" among female...
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