Failure is an option when you are at Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL), and so is changing the entire world. Astro Teller leads Google[x] division at the internet giant and thinks that risky and long term projects of this division make it a wonderful place to work for those who want to bring in some change.
What’s Special About Google [x]:
One thing that puts this division on a different wave than others is nothing but its innovative approach and ‘nothing is impossible’ attitude. It often picks up those projects to work on which look exciting in the Science Fiction books, but hard to imagine in real life. One of the examples of such projects can be self-driving car, its first project. Other such projects include Smart Contact Lenses, Google Glass, Google Brain, Loon Project (high-speed internet via balloons), etc.
One project that Google [x] team has been working for quite some time is still unnamed. But it looks forward to releasing nanoparticles in human’s bloodstream in order to detect any disease in its early stage. The Google [x] team doesn’t believe that the current, past or future projects of it are significant contributions, but the mindset of people working on those projects.
Astro Teller himself thinks that the world is going through a weird phase, and the only thing that requires bringing the change is nothing but the belief that something crazy can take place. He thinks that those who are in the research department of any company and want to create something different; they should first start to believe that something that hasn’t happened before is possible. Someone should be willing to fail to reach beyond impossible. Google [x] has to work in its limitations because Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) owns certain liabilities and has a profit making attitude. But that shouldn’t stop it from thinking about impossible and turning that into possible.