Brian Bailey Preface to the Revised Edition

A truly amazing Google story

Google Options Put Masseuse in Crowd of Multimillionaires in the NYT

On a lark, she answered an ad for an in-house masseuse at Google, then a Silicon Valley start-up with 40 employees. She was offered the part-time job, which started out at $450 a week but included a pile of Google stock options that she figured might never be worth a penny. After five years of kneading engineers’ backs, Ms. Brown retired, cashing in most of her stock options, which were worth millions of dollars.