Why Google Wrote a $100 Million Cheque to this Indian

Why Google Wrote a $100 Million Cheque to this Indian

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Bangalore: Two years ago, it was total havoc at the Twitter office. The social networking giant was continuously failing to launch new and exciting products and was unable to generate satisfying revenues.  Adding to it was the management turmoil.

So the board members sat over a meeting. And as usual, they came up with a couple of stress points. The first and the foremost step for Twitter were to hire a Chief Product Officer who can revamp the whole company and who can get in billions through digital media and advertisements.

David Rosenblatt, the former CEO of DoubleClick and Google executive who joined Twitter's board in December 2010, believed he had the right pick- Neal Mohan.

Mohan was Rosenblatt’s right hand man at Google and obviously Twitter made an offer hoping that Mohan wouldn’t resist.

But the unexpected happened. Mohan said ‘no’ to Twitter.

The news broke Twitter’s heart. But the company decided to find the real reason behind Mohan’s refusal. And later on, it was revealed that Google had made an offer bigger than the one New York Knicks offered to their superstar small forward, Carmelo Anthony.

According to TechCrunch, Google paid Mohan more than $100 million to stay with the company.

So what made Google think Neal Mohan is worth $100 million? Read on to know more about this Indian prodigy.

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Reader's comments(8)
1: Neal Mohan is a great example for any company "once you lose a gem, it’s lost forever"
Posted by:Gangs - 21 May, 2013
2: Stuff is always worth about to an employer. This sounds like a perfect case.
Posted by:Marthandan - 18 May, 2013
3: Great Neal Mohan ji GREAT AND PROUD TO BE INDIAN.....
Posted by:vijaya shanbhag - 17 May, 2013
4: Many Indians in Middle east and many Indian origin in African countries are doing extremely well. If not for the political business and corrupted officials, India too can dream of excellence in human resources.
Posted by:Dave - 08 Apr, 2013
Vijaya shanbhag Replied to: Dave - 17 May, 2013
6: I completely agree with Raj. There is are huge distinctions between an Indian, an Indian American, and an American. For all practical purposes, Neal Mohan is an American. May be he is born of Indian American parents. But what did India do to nurture an innovative mindset, to give him the kind of broad, liberal education that he had in American high school and at Stanford, and to provide the risk-taking entrepreneurial outlook that the American cultural ecosystem provided him?
Posted by:Bidhan Chandra - 08 Apr, 2013
7: Indian or Indian Origin?? looks like he is born and brought up in USA. Small detail but might warrant a correction.
Posted by:Raj - 08 Apr, 2013
You see, all your points may be valid. But its feeling which always remains wid ur nation, wherever we will b...
j p Replied to: Raj - 08 May, 2013