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Eric Schmidt Quotes

It looks like the thing that separates out the capable students from the really successful ones is not so much their knowledge ... but their persistence at something,
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I had a rule that I had to go to bed before the sun came up. So I used to look up the sunrise times because I thought it would be bad karma to be going to bed as dawn was arriving.

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Your car should drive itself. It's amazing to me that we let humans drive cars ... It's a bug that cars were invented before computers.

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There's nothing that cannot be found through some search engine or on the Internet somewhere.

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People are surprised to find out that an awful lot of people think that they're idiots.

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The average American doesn't realize how much of the laws are written by lobbyists.

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A lot of the Google inventions came from engineers just screwing around with ideas. And then management would see them, and we'd say, 'Boy, that's interesting. Let's add some more engineers.'

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Eric once chatted with Warren Buffett about what he looks for when acquiring companies. His answer was: a leader who doesn't need him.

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Be very generous with the resources they need to do their work. Be stingy with the stuff that doesn't matter, like fancy furniture and big offices, but invest in the stuff that does.

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For a meritocracy to work, it needs to engender a culture where there is an "obligation to dissent".

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Creating a meritocracy requires equal participation by both the hippo, who could rule the day by fiat, and the brave smart creative, who risks getting trampled as she stands up for quality and merit.

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If you are a manager, it's your responsibility to keep the work part lively and full; it's not a key component of your job to ensure that employees consistently have a forty-hour workweek.

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Continuous scans of the brain to measure changes in blood flow) could control a robot hundreds of miles away just by imagining moving different parts of his body. The subject could see from the robot's perspective, thanks to a camera on its head, and when he thought about moving his arm or his legs, the robot would move correspondingly almost instantaneously. The possibilities of thought-controlled motion, not only for "surrogates" like separate robots but also for prosthetic limbs, are particularly exciting in what they portend for mobility-challenged or "locked in" individuals-spinal-cord-injury patients, amputees and others who cannot communicate or move in their current physical state.

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In a networked world, trust is the most important currency.

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Search companies, which I won't mention by name, tried to do so many things at the same time, they forgot all about search. They either missed the next revolution of search or they created an opening for a Google to enter.

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Ultimately, application vendors are driven by volume, and volume is favored by the open approach Google is taking. There are so many manufacturers working so hard to distribute Android phones globally that whether you like [Android 4.0] or not ... you will want to develop for that platform, and perhaps even first.

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