When we recently heard about the history of YouTube’s growth strategy from CEO Chad Hurley’s point of view, he described it as “hanging onto a rocket.”
- Liz Gannes, GigaOM.com
During this talk in 2008 with Cuong Do (an "early engineer" at YouTube), Cuong makes an "inside joke" to developers that there are "no chefs" at YouTube. This was before I was covered in the Washington Post.
This may be a reference to Steve's video "Making bruschetta" . . . but it also may be a fact that Cuong Do was told by Steve or someone else the truth about YouTube's inventor. I was a cook and then a chef for 13 years while in high school and college. I've studied formally under three chefs: one Polish who cooked Italian, one French and one Thai. Steve and Jawed use the tactic of acting like me to cover their tracks.
My lawyer said this interview was particularly revealing. Specifically, note how Chad kind of "skips" how they came up with the brand and business concept.
Also, the Viacom documents disprove Chad's statement that YouTube wasn't "to make a lot of money" . . .