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Eric Schmidt on Entrepeneurs, Censorship and More  (View post)

Hong Xiaowan [PersonRank 10]

Tuesday, March 20, 2007
17 years ago3,818 views

Another kind answers.

Q: Eric, you are CEO of one of the most important companies in the world... but you spend two days a week coming in and teaching a class at Stanford. Why do you do it?

Eric: The salary for the class is not $1 a year.

Q: Ray Ozzie recently made some comments about Microsoft. Their data center construction being a big competitive advantage. I wanted to see how you think that what Google is doing is different from what their competitors are doing with their data centers.

Eric: Microsoft? Do you means our Data Center manufacturers? No, not Microsoft. Too old.

Q: What are some of those big areas of capital expenditures today... kinda how do you see those going forward?

Eric: Big? Small money! Haha

Q: Talking before, you’ve spoken glowingly about Larry and Sergey, and also Chad and Steve from YouTube. What are the characteristics of very successful entrepreneurs?

Eric: Good lucky.

Q: Eric, you’ve been a leader in the Valley for a long time now. What strategy is different today than in the past about the areas of innovation and entrepeneurship?

Eric: No difference, innovation is my life. Everything newest for me is common.

Julio [PersonRank 0]

17 years ago #

I'm glad you enjoyed the interview Philipp. We should have the video up within a few minutes!

Matt Cutts [PersonRank 10]

17 years ago #

I believe it should be "effect change," not affect change. Effect meaning "to bring about" or "to create".

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

17 years ago #

Fixed, thanks Matt!

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