Sunday, February 2, 2014

Quotes for the week: Google's Larry Page (1973 - )

Larry Page is an internet entrepreneur who is the co-founder and CEO of technology giant Google Inc. Larry Page has been the Chief Executive Officer of Google since 2011 when he succeeded Eric Schmidt.

He is the 13th richest man in the United States with an estimated worth of $24.9 billion. He has gone on to drive massive innovation at Google. Here are some of his wonderful quotes:
Google's Larry Page
Google's Larry Page. Image: biography.com
You may think using Google’s great, but I still think it’s terrible.
The ultimate search engine would basically understand everything in the world, and it would always give you the right thing. And we’re a long, long ways from that.
Basically, our goal is to organize the world’s information and to make it universally accessible and useful.
I think part of the reason we’re successful so far is that originally we didn’t really want to start a business.
If we were motivated by money, we would have sold the company a long time ago and ended up on a beach.
If you’re changing the world, you’re working on important things. You’re excited to get up in the morning.
I would rather have people think we’re confused than let our competitors know what we’re going to do.
I don’t think we’re going to run out of important things to do, compared with the resources we have. There are many problems in the world that need solving.
If you ask an economist what’s driven economic growth, it’s been major advances in things that mattered – the mechanization of farming, mass manufacturing, things like that. The problem is, our society is not organized around doing that.
We want to build technology that everybody loves using, and that affects everyone. We want to create beautiful, intuitive services and technologies that are so incredibly useful that people use them twice a day. Like they use a toothbrush. There aren’t that many things people use twice a day.
We’re at maybe 1% of what is possible. Despite the faster change, we’re still moving slow relative to the opportunities we have. I think a lot of that is because of the negativity… every story I read is Google vs someone else. That’s boring. We should be focusing on building the things that don’t exist.

Have a glorious week everyone.
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