The characteristic of great innovators and great companies is they see a space that others do not. They don't just listen to what people tell them; they actually invent something new, something that you didn't know you needed, but the moment you see it, you say, 'I must have it.'

— Eric Schmidt

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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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Within search results, information tied to verified online profiles will be ranked higher than content without such verification, which will result in most users naturally clicking on the top (verified) results. The true cost of remaining anonymous, then, might be irrelevance.

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Success is really about being ready for the good opportunities that come before you. It's not to have a detailed plan of everything that you're going to do. You can't plan innovation or inspiration, but you can be ready for it, and when you see it, you can jump on it.

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Do not be afraid to fail, but also, do not be afraid to succeed.

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I've come to a view that humans will continue to do what we do well, and that computers will continue to do what they do very well, and the two will coexist, but in different spaces.

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For those who say you're thinking too big.

.. be smart enough not to listen. For those who say the odds are too small ... be dumb enough to give it a shot. And for those who ask, how can you do that?... look them in the eyes and say, I'll figure it out.

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A mind set in its ways is wasted. Don't do it.

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The Internet is the first thing that humanity has built that humanity doesn't understand, the largest experiment in anarchy that we have ever had.

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Even if is a bit edgy, a bit out of your comfort zone, saying yes means that you will do something new, meet someone new, and make a difference in your life, and likely in others' lives as well... Yes is what keeps us all young. Yes is a tiny word that can do big things. Say it often.

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The average American doesnt realize how much of the laws are written by lobbyists.

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If you have something that you don't want anyone to know, maybe you shouldn't be doing it in the first place.

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I still believe that sitting down and reading a book is the best way to really learn something.

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About Eric Schmidt

Quotes 121 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Businessman
Birthday October 16

The solution to government surveillance is to encrypt everything.

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I actually think most people don't want Google to answer their questions.

They want Google to tell them what they should be doing next.

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We run the company by questions, not by answers.

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Washington is an incumbent protection machine. Technology is fundamentally disruptive.

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The coach doesn't have to play the sport as well as you do.

They have to watch you and get you to be your best.

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You can understand Tunisia revolution as a failure to censor the internet.

And Libya had that failure too. It's very difficult for governments that are autocratic and don't have broad popular support to be in power when a lot of people have these devices. That was what Arab Spring was about, that people could express this and lead to revolution.

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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.

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We don't have a traditional strategy process, planning process like you'd find in traditional technical companies. It allows Google to innovate very, very quickly, which I think is a real strength of the company.

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We have an opportunity for everyone in the world to have access to all the world's information. This has never before been possible. Why is ubiquitous information so profound? It's a tremendous equalizer. Information is power.

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Find a way to say “Yes” to things.

Say yes to invitations to a new country, say yes to meet new friends, say yes to learning a new language, picking up a new sport. Yes is how you get your first job, and your next job. Yes is how you find your spouse, and even your kids.

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Since I have access to every, every crisis in the world because it's always blaring at me on cable television, that doesn't mean I have to worry about every one of them. This is also known as knowing where the 'off' button is.

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We know where you are. We know where you've been. We can more or less know what you're thinking about.

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Mobile is the future, and there's no such thing as communication overload.

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The rise of Google, the rise of Facebook, the rise of Apple, I think are proof that there is a place for computer science as something that solves problems that people face every day.

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We want to make sure the thing you're looking for is on Google 100 percent of the time.

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The policy of America to deny visas to technically trained people in the U.

S. and shipped to other countries, where they create companies that compete with America, has to be the stupidest policy of all the U.S. government policies.

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The thing that people seem to miss about not just Google, but also our competitors, Yahoo, eBay and so forth, is that there's an awful lot of communities that have never been served by traditional media.

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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 issues of wireless versus wireline gets very messy.

And that's really an FCC issue, not a Google issue.

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Bitcoin is a remarkable cryptographic achievement and the ability to create something which is not duplicable in the digital world has enormous value

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We know that Google Earth and Google Maps have had a tremendous impact on Google traffic, users, brand, adoption, and advertisers. We also know Google News, for example, which we don't monetize, has had a tremendous impact on searches and on query quality. We know those people search more. Because we've measured it.

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I had always assumed that the right way to do it was to these engineers, put them in offices by themselves with doors that they could close so they could think deep thoughts. This is a terrible idea.

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In a world where everything is remembered and everything is kept forever, you need to live for the future and things you really care about.

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The lack of a delete button on the internet is a significant issue.

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Even though Google may do very well, there will always be an alternative to what Google is doing, and people will always have the free choice... because there's no way for us to prevent them from exercising that choice. That is one of the key aspects of why the Internet has been so successful. No technologies can dominate.

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Amazon has well passed any expectations of its ability to change distribution and marketing.

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Android is ahead of the iPhone now.

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I'm able to bring business expertise but, more importantly, operating experience. The people here at Google are young. Every day there are lots of new challenges. I keep things focused. The speech I give everyday is: "This is what we do. Is what you are doing consistent with that, and does it change the world?"

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When the Internet publicity began, I remember being struck by how much the world was not the way we thought it was, that there was infinite variation in how people viewed the world.

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At Google, operations are not just an afterthought: they are critical to the company's success, and we want to have just as much effort and creativity in this domain as in new product development.

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To me, what you want to do is find a way to let this play out between the virtual world and the physical world...Ultimately, I think society will get there. It will be messy, but we'll get there.

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I worry that the level of interrupt, the sort of overwhelming rapidity of information — and especially of stressful information — is in fact affecting cognition. It is in fact affecting deeper thinking. I still believe that sitting down and reading a book is the best way to really learn something.
 And I worry that we’re losing that.

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Google docs and spreadsheets don't work if you're on an airplane.

But it's a technical problem that is going to get solved. Eventually you will be able to work on a plane as if you are connected and, then when you get reconnected to the Internet, your computer will just synchronize with the cloud.

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If you're going to make a law, make a law that actually works. It's extraordinarily difficult.

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Google is very much a not-invented-here, build-it-ourselves culture.

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

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If you thought when you got your job at 20 that it would never change you were misinformed. Retrain yourself to be curious.

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