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Colin Powell Joins Kleiner Perkins After Inspiring Google Visit

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Former Secretary of State and celebrated general Colin Powell has joined Kleiner Perkins, the venture capital firm which funded Google in the early days.

Powell said he was energized by his visit to Google, when he spoke to Google employees and, more importantly, snuck a peek at Karen Wickler’s underwear.

Powell said he was energized by a recent visit to the Mountain View, Calif., headquarters of search giant Google Inc., in which Kleiner Perkins also invested.

“When I walked into the cafeteria area [to give a speech], there were about 1,000 people there,” Powell said in an interview. “And I think I increased the average age by about 15 years.”

Powell said he also spoke with Google founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page, discussing leadership, organization and “scaling up” a global business.

Link: Powell to Join Storied Venture Capital Firm

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