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Doug Edwards

Author, Director of Brand Management at Google – 1999-2005

From 1999 to 2005, Doug Edwards was was director of consumer marketing and brand management for Google. He is the author of I'm Feeling Lucky: The Confessions of Google Employee Number 59. Other work experience includes stints as online brand group manager for the San Jose Mercury News, communications director for KQED FM, admission officer for Brown University and Novosibirsk correspondent for the public radio program Marketplace. He blogs at, a gathering spot for ex-Googlers to reminisce and comment on the latest developments in search.

When I joined Google I really believed that they would be out of business within a year just because a lot of startups failed, most startups fail.  And so for me it was about getting that experience.