Larry Page and Sergey Brin decided on Eric Schmidt as Google's CEO in 2001 for reasons including his attendance of what event?
The launch of Apollo 11
The Bilderberg conference
Def Con before it was Def Con
Correct Answer:Burning Man
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After searching through Silicon Valley's top executives for more than a year to find a suitable CEO, Larry Page and Sergey Brin favored 46-year-old Sun Microsystems veteran Eric Schmidt because he was the only one who had attended Burning Man, a weeklong psychedelic party held annually in the Black Rock Desert that Page and Brin also enjoyed, making Schmidt a "great cultural fit" for Google.
The company is reported to have Burning Man art hanging at its headquarters and the very first Google Doodle in 1998 was a stick figure of the Burning Man.
Other tech titans who have attended Burning Man include Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg.