The $179 billion worth of free advice Larry Page got from his Stanford advisorWhen Fortune magazine asked Google cofounder Larry Page what was the best advice he ever got, Page said that while at Stanford he couldn't decide which of his 10 projects to focus on until his advisor, Terry Winograd, looked at one them — something to do with "the link structure of the Web" — and said "that one seems like a really good idea." Since, the advice has paid off for Winograd; he's landed a consulting gig at Google and even took a sabbatical to work there from 2002 to 2003. Google's recent market cap: $179 billion. (Photo by boltron)