Yeah, I'll add two more sections about you. So we got to keep pumping sales. So I think we heard about Claire's amazing background, both in terms of Google, in terms of Stripe. You're also on multiple boards, which you may want to talk about a little bit. HubSpot, the Atlantic Aurora, the self driving car company you wrote Scaling People, which I think is sort of an instant classic. And it has a lot of different frameworks you can use as you sort of work through things. And we can talk about that a bit. But I was hoping to maybe start a little bit with your time at Google. And I feel like there's a handful of companies that at any given moment in Silicon Valley are very formative, both in terms of the people who work there, the culture that gets set and sort of spread throughout the Valley. And Google is one of those, and stripe is one of those. And so I was just hoping to start a little bit with, like, how'd you end up at Google, what made you decide to go there? And then I had some specific questions on that.
Yeah. And a lot you and I work together at Google, so you might also answer this question. So in what people ask me about career decisions I made, I think a few times in my life I made decisions not to do the thing everyone else was doing. And one of them was I quit my job in consulting in New York City, and my then boyfriend, now husband, and I decided to move to California and just started new life here and figured we'd find jobs. This was right after the.com bust in the early 2000s. So our families were like, don't love this plan. You irresponsible young people. And I was interviewing at a bunch of different companies, but not all tech, because that wasn't exactly my background, though I had worked my consulting firm had a technology arm, so I worked with some engineers. But I loved Google as a product. And I got introduced into Cheryl Sandberg's org by a friend of mine from business school and was like, well, would they really need me? Because it was early. I was like, I mean, I wasn't and they were they convinced me that they might need my skills. And I walked in. By the way, it was the biggest place I'd ever worked. I think it was around 1800 people. It was extremely chaotic and really fun. We worked so much because we were growing. I think we more than doubled in size my first three or four years. So from like about 2000 to 4000, 4000 to 8000, we were on a really steep and we interviewed you remember this, we were interviewing people like 40 hours a week and then doing our jobs those first initial years. But you're right, it's formative for me, certainly. But I think a lot of what Google put into practice and how it ran itself was studied by other companies. And I think some of those things translated well and some didn't, which you probably have some opinions about.