I just came across a little excerpt of Google’s IPO filing:
“Don’t be evil. We believe strongly that in the long term, we will be better served – as shareholders and in all other ways – by a company that does good things for the world even if we forgo some short term gains. This is an important aspect of our culture and is broadly shared within the company.”
Google went public on August 19, 2004.
I guess some water went down the Yangtze River since then…and the PPC River as well…