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Google CEO On Management Style

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

Tuesday, December 18, 2007
13 years ago7,722 views

Eric Schmidt in an email to the New York Times explained some of his thoughts on the kind of management style needed in today's "information overflow" landscape:

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[Via searchengineland.com/071217-12 ...]

Search-Engines-Web.com [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Compare that article to this speech he gave exactly 6 years ago at the Mountain View Computer History Museum

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Roger Browne [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Anyone know what is the 70/20/10 time split that Eric Schmidt refers to? I know about the "20% time", of course.

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Roger, Marissa Mayer talked about this concept at the Google Factory Tour in May 2005. Here's the slide where Google explains how Search + Ads are their often unnoticed core ("70% of our resources and energy are placed toward core search and ads" if I hear Marissa right):


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You can check the video here:
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Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

<< Anyone know what is the 70/20/10 time split that Eric Schmidt refers to? >>

Also mentioned here:

<< Marissa explains the 70/20/10 approach which Google uses to focus on core business and side products. 70% of all energy flows into search and advertising, 20% in related areas, and 10% are reserved for crazy ideas (Orkut being one of those 10% ideas). >>

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Roger Browne [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Thanks Philipp and Tony for the explanation. It's interesting that the chart shows "Google Search Appliance" in the "10% reserved for crazy ideas" section.

The six-year-old speech of Eric's is a long video (90 minutes), but absolutely worth watching. In retrospect, it explains a lot of what has happened at Google and Apple in the past six years.

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