Chad and Steven, the YouTube founders, have made a video on YouTube about being bought by Google. The 1:36 minute video is, in its rank amateurishness, awkward pacing, and crack-up ending, worlds better and more human than the scripted stuff they spouted on today’s post-acquisition conference call. (As an aside, where was this filmed? It looks like it’s outside Sequoia’s offices.)
I have to say, however, Chad and Steven’s frat-boy fuzziness somehow accomplishes the impossible: They make Google founders Larry and Sergey seem like buttoned-down refugees from GE’s executive row. While we don’t yet have the makings of a culture clash, you can begin to see the cause of the non-existent founder-to-founder chemistry on today’s Google/YouTube conference call.
Two kings, indeed.