Guess that not everyone at Google became a millionaire and the happy GOOG is no longer the happy dorm it once was (here).

When the last company I worked for went public, one of the employees came bounding through the building showing off his multi-hundred thousand dollar cheque from his stock sale. Needless to say that this person was not my favourite after that.

Getting in on the ground floor means you have good connections or you are lucky, not that you are a better human being.