The ‘Page Doctrine’ and the Future of Google

The part of the Allen & Company Sun Valley media and technology conference that outsiders don’t see isn’t glamorous. It’s an old, generally over-air-conditioned conference room where attendees gather to hear talks closed off from the media.

The topics vary from year to year, but many of the names stay the same: Michael Bloomberg, Warren Buffett and Jeff Bezos are regulars. They often talk about evergreen topics like leadership.

Perhaps that’s why many attendees I talked to enjoyed listening to Google CEO Larry Page be interviewed by venture capitalist Ben Horowitz earlier in the week. Buffett, as usual, was sitting in the front row.

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Here’s the rest of our coverage from Sun Valley, including a piece on the shifting trends in startups here and why I wouldn’t hold my breath for a big television merger anytime soon. 


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