Only the paranoid survive. Andy G
Bad companies are destroyed by crisis, Good companies survive them, Great companies are improved by them.
Privacy is one of the biggest problems in this new electronic age.
The worse the news, the more effort should go into communicating it.
Long distances used to be a moat that both insulated and isolated people from workers on the other side of the world. But every day, technology narrows that moat inch by inch. Every person in the world is on the verge of becoming both a coworker and a competitor to every one of us ... Technological
The boom was healthy too, even with its excesses. Because what this incredible valuation craze did was draw untold sums of billions of dollars into building the Internet infrastructure. The hundreds of billions of dollars that got invested in telecommunications, for example.
I'm a great believer in particularly being alert to changes that change something, anything, by an order of magnitude, and nothing operates with the factors of 10 as profoundly as the Internet.
Most companies don't die because they are wrong; they die because they don't commit themselves. They fritter away their momentum and their valuable resources while attempting to make a decision. The greatest danger is standing still.
In terms of interest, in terms of press attention, in terms of concern, [the Internet phenomenon] is growing, ... I think the next move is to bite the bullet and spend the money that is required to build the necessary infrastructure for e-commerce.
With all due respect to Microsoft and Intel, there is no substitute for being in the right place at the right time.
It's not enough to make time for your children. There are certain stages in their lives when you have to give them the time when they want it. You can't run your family like a company. It doesn't work.
You need to plan the way a fire department plans: it cannot anticipate where the next fire will be, so it has to shape an energetic and efficient team that is capable of responding to the unanticipated as well as to any ordinary event.
If the world operates as one big market, every employee will compete with every person anywhere in the world who is capable of doing the same job. There are lots of them and many of them are hungry
Success breeds complacency. Complacency breeds failure. Only the paranoid survive. Andy Grov
Accept that no matter where you go to work, you are not an employee you are a business with one employee, you. Nobody owes you a career. You own it, as a sole proprietor.
We are intending a very, very strong make over of our entire product line as the year goes on,
I was glad I liked chemistry.
A career in journalism suddenly lost its appeal.
So give me a turbulent world as opposed to a quiet world and I'll take the turbulent one. Andy G
Only the paranoid survive.
The Internet doesn't change everything. It doesn't change supply and demand.
Not all problems have a technological answer, but when they do, that is the more lasting solution.
(Growth) is pretty broad in the Asia-Pacific region,
I believe in the value of paranoia. Business success contains the seeds of its own destruction. The more successful you are, the more people want a chunk of your business and then another chunk and then another until there is nothing left.
The future is going to take care of itself, like it always has
The Internet doesn't change everything. It doesn't change supply and demand. It doesn't magically allow you to build businesses by turning investors' money into operating expenses indefinitely. The money always runs out eventually.. the Internet doesn't change that, as we have seen.
Technology happens, it's not good, it's not bad. Is steel good or bad?
I was really surprised by the lack of awareness, by the apathy two years ago, ... The absence of that today is not surprising.
A fundamental rule in technology says that whatever can be done will be done.
I think Amazon is the preeminent pioneer in building a new way of doing commerce: personalized, database-driven commerce, where the big value is not in the purchase fulfillment, but in knowing as much about a customer base of ten or twenty million people as a corner store used to know about a custom