Rick Klau

About me & Disclaimer

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I am a partner at Google Ventures, where I run our Partnerships Team. Unless otherwise noted in a post, the opinions here are my own, and not those of Google Ventures, Google, or anyone else whose name has appeared on my paychecks. I’m...

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Measure twice, cut once

Finally got a chance to try out writing on Medium, @ev’s new platform for writing on the web. I loved the experience, and expect I’ll use it some more in the months ahead to get out a few other posts I’ve been thinking about. I wrote about a...

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How Google sets Goals: OKRs

(cross-posted from the Google Ventures Startup Lab blog.) On the day Google’s acquisition of FeedBurner closed in 2007, it was also the first day of a new quarter at Google. My new manager at Google asked me to draft my OKRs for him to review. I had...

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Tips on renting an RV

Each year for the last four years, my wife and I have rented an RV and taken our kids to visit some of our national parks. In that time, we’ve logged nearly 6,000 miles and we’ve visited the Grand Canyon, Zion and Bryce, Columbia River Gorge, Lassen...

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Digital natives vs. digital tourists

I spent the weekend in Chicago as a very fortunate attendee at ORDcamp, an annual unconference that’s the brainchild of +Brian Fitzpatrick and +Zach Kaplan. I’ve got several things I want to write about as a result of the many wonderful sessions – being surrounded by a couple hundred fascinating...

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A family photo server

Earlier this year I asked for suggestions on Google+ about dealing with increasingly large image collections. In our house, we have two DSLRs, four phones that take pictures, and two point and shoot cameras. The images from these are scattered across several hard drives and online backup...

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