We’re changing the world with technology.
The barrier to change is not too little caring; it is too much complexity.
This is something we’re very committed to, it’s something that I think people are underestimating right now as they’ve seen some of the dot-com promises not come through. I think they’re missing the fact that the basic technology is moving forward, the new platforms are here and this vision of the digital decade will be a reality.
In three years, every product my company makes will be obsolete. The only question is whether we will make them obsolete or somebody else will.
The power of capitalism to mediate the gap between rich and poor is pretty incredible. Indeed, I think, year by year, the gap gets less.
The CEO’s role in raising a company’s corporate IQ is to establish an atmosphere that promotes knowledge sharing and collaboration.
Sometimes, I think my most important job as a CEO is to listen for bad news. If you don’t act on it, your people will eventually stop bringing bad news to your attention and that is the beginning of the end.
The genius of capitalism lies in its ability to make self-interest serve the wider interest. The potential of a big financial return for innovation unleashes a broad set of talented people in pursuit of many different discoveries. This system, driven by self-interest, is responsible for the incredible innovations that have improved so many lives.
There were a lot of missteps in the early days, but because we got in early we got to make more mistakes than other people.
Success today requires the agility and drive to constantly rethink, reinvigorate, react, and reinvent.
I am not in competition with anyone but myself. My goal is to improve myself continuously.
The computer was born to solve problems that did not exist before.
Who can afford to do professional work for nothing? What hobbyist can put three man-years into programming, finding all bugs, documenting his product, and distributing it for free?
If you are born poor its not your mistake, But if you die poor its your mistake.
I choose a lazy person to do a hard job. Because a lazy person will find an easy way to do it.
There will be two types of businesses in the next 5 years, those that are on the Internet, and those that are out of business
Vision without execution is daydreaming.
Software is inherently complicated. If you say to somebody I want an airline reservation system, to really say what you want in terms of overbooking and fares, and different airlines communicating with each or schedule changes, it’s immensely complex. And so you can’t write a program that’s any simpler than that full specification.
I believe innovation is the most powerful force for change in the world.
Billionaires should never be responsible for solving problems, because they’re not the government.
If we think long term, the younger generation here is better about embracing the world. Not seeing countries boundaries kind of an “us versus them” thing.
We get Comfort from those who agree with us, but
we get Growth from only those who don’t agree
with us !
How you gather, manage, and use information will determine whether you win or lose.
I believe innovation is the most powerful force for change in the world. People who are pessimistic about the future tend to extrapolate from the present in a straight line. But innovation fundamentally shifts the trajectory of development.
Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important.