The Google Way is to do things a different way. Clearly, it has worked so far.
“…unlike most charities, this one will be for-profit, allowing it to fund start-up companies, form partnerships with venture capitalists and even lobby Congress. It will also pay taxes.”
Google.org has its’ critics, but their structure sounds like a great idea to me.
“There are skeptics, too, among tax lawyers and other pragmatists familiar with the world of philanthropy. They wonder whether Googleâ€™s directors might be tempted to take back some of the largess in an economic downturn….but even while expressing reservations about Googleâ€™s approach, Mr. Owens said that the structure of Google.org â€œeliminates all the constraints that might otherwise apply.â€
Besides, Sergey and Larry invested in this cool car, which runs on electricity, and does 0-60 in 4 seconds. One of the plans is to develop an ultra-fuel-efficient plug-in hybrid car engine that runs on ethanol, electricity and gasoline.