“When everyone is looking for gold, it’s a good time to be in the pick and shovel business.” – Mark Twain –
As Mark Twain put it, when there is a gold rush going on, it’s good to be in the shovel and pick selling business. That was in fact how a sleepy, foggy little town called San Francisco was suddenly transformed into a bustling metropolis when gold was discovered near what is today the city of Sacramento, as San Francisco happened to have everything that the gold diggers were looking for: picks, shovels, booze, and hookers.
Information is a resource that is even more precious than gold, and unlike gold, it will never run out if you know where to find it. That is in fact why Google became one of the largest companies in the world within a few short years, bigger, more omnipresent and more powerful…
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