sergeybrin.bmpA long piece from Moment, entitled The Story of Sergey Brin, has just been published.

It is a tale about the Google co-founder, from his birth in Russia and move to the U.S and, finally, success at Google. Nothing earth-shattering, though we think the theme of chutzpah is stretched a little far. Keep in mind, Moment is a literary magazine for the American Jewish community. From the piece:

Does any company founded by two Jews, no matter how assimilated, necessarily retain some defining Jewish characteristics? The Google masterminds’ penchant for pushing boundaries—without asking permission—might as well be called chutzpah. However you label it, it’s an attitude that runs deeply through Google and may help explain why the company is embroiled in lawsuits over many of its new projects…

We hadn’t seen this sort of cultural interpretation before.

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