Great story that supports the entrepreneurial opportunity that people see in the education markets and also my theory of the campus as the frontier for high impact entrepreneurship. See below where Kara Swisher of AllThingsD reports on the first Google hire announcement that he is leaving to join the Khan Academy. From the Business Insider:
Google’s first hire — Craig Silverstein — and third employee after Larry Page and Sergey Brin is headed to join Salman Khan at Khan Academy, AllThingsD reports.
Kara Swisher over at AllThingsD just confirmed with Google that Silverstein is leaving after first word of Silverstein leaving appeared in a newsletter called Edsurge.
Here’s what Swisher said:
But his first — helping them build the famed and lucrative search engine itself — was perhaps his most important. An experienced techie, Silverstein worked with Brin and Page on Google from their dorm rooms as PhD students at Stanford University to their garage days to the giant and diversified behemoth it is today with tens of thousands of employees.
You think Silverstein might be able to impact education with the Khan Academy? Hah! This will be interesting to watch.