Google files for an IPO
From "LETTER FROM THE FOUNDERS 'AN OWNER’S MANUAL' FOR GOOGLE’S SHAREHOLDERS" which is part of their filing:
"Don't be evil. We believe strongly that in the long term, we will be better served- as shareholders and in all other ways - by a company that does good things for the world even if we forgo some short term gains. This is an important aspect of our culture and is broadly shared within the company."