“How many engineers does Microsoft have?” Page asked.

About 25,000, he was told.

“We should have a million,” Page said, in all seriousness.

At that point, Schmidt put an avuncular hand on Page’s shoulder and brought him back to the real world. Now, with Page as CEO, that hand is less likely to be there.

Larry Page Wants to Return Google to Its Startup Roots (2011-03-18) By Steven Levy. @ Source www.wired.com
avuncular = Of or pertaining to an uncle.

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