Monday, March 10, 2014

Quotes for the Week: Eric Schmidt (1955 - )

Eric Schmidt was the former CEO and current Chairman of Google Inc. He was the Chief Executive Officer of the internet giant from 2001 to 2011 when Larry Page came on board. He is now the Chairman and he’s one of the richest men in the United States with an estimated net worth of $9.3 billion (according to Forbes).

Here are some of his quotes for this week:
Eric Schmidt. Image: Google
Eric Schmidt. Image: Google
Fast learners win.
The computing world is very good at things that we are not. It is very good at memory.
The internet is really about highly specialized information, highly specialized targeting.
Google is more than a business. Google is a belief system. And we belief passionately in the open Internet model.
The internet is the first thing that humanity has built that humanity doesn’t understand, the largest anarchy that we have ever done.
You have to fight for your privacy or you lose it.
I don’t believe society understands what happens when everything is available, knowable and recorded by everyone all the time.
If you have something that you don’t want anyone to know, maybe you shouldn’t be doing it in the first place.
I still believe that sitting down and reading a book is the best way to really learn something.
I used to say that you’ll have 10 IP address on your body… and it looks like that’s going to happen through medical monitoring.
Half of Google’s revenue comes from selling text-based ads that are placed near search results and are related to the topic of the search. Another half of its revenues come from licensing its search technology to companies like Yahoo.
The rise of Google, the rise of Facebook, the rise of Apple, I think are the proof that there is a place for computer science as something that solves problems that people face everyday.

Have a happy week everyone.
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