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35 Of Eric Schmidt's Remarkable Quotes

Famous As: CEO of Google (2001-2011)
Born On: April 27, 1955
Born In: Falls Church, Virginia, United States
Age: 67 Years

The renowned American software engineer Eric Schmidt is the executive chairman of Alphabet Inc. which is the holding company that owns Google and its subsidiaries. He started his career at Bell Labs and went on to work in various renowned companies. He with his perfect blend of technical intellect and business intelligence earned a reputation as an efficient business executive. While he was the CEO and chairman of Novell he was hired by the founders of Google as CEO. Google was then a small company as it had been there for just two years. Eric in his initial years focused on improving the company’s infrastructure. Under him Google witnessed rapid growth and was soon was one of the fastest growing companies in the world. He further went on to become the executive chairman of Alphabet Inc. He is also a great philanthropist and has donated significantly to various foundations to develop the society through ‘The Schmidt Family Foundation’. The below collection of Eric Schmidt’s most famous quotes have been excerpted from his writings, books, interviews and thoughts. Go through these quotes to be inspired by the man who developed a small company into an undisputed king of internet.

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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.

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.

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

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

Eric Schmidt
If you focus on your competition, you will never deliver anything truly innovative.

If you focus on your competition, you will never deliver anything truly innovative.

Eric Schmidt
Innovative people do not need to be told to do it, they need to be allowed to do it.

Innovative people do not need to be told to do it, they need to be allowed to do it.

Eric Schmidt
Google dress code was:

Google dress code was: "You must wear something".

Eric Schmidt
Make sure you would work for yourself.

Make sure you would work for yourself.

Eric Schmidt
To innovate, you must learn to fail well. Learn from your mistakes:

To innovate, you must learn to fail well. Learn from your mistakes:

Eric Schmidt
Ego creates blind spots.

Ego creates blind spots.

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

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

Eric Schmidt
You need to have confidence in your people, and enough self-confidence to let them identify a better way.

You need to have confidence in your people, and enough self-confidence to let them identify a better way.

Eric Schmidt
You should hire the best engineer you can find, regardless of her coding preference, because if she’s the best she can down enough Java to C how to make the Python Go.

You should hire the best engineer you can find, regardless of her coding preference, because if she’s the best she can down enough Java to C how to make the Python Go.

Eric Schmidt
The most valuable result of 20 percent time isn’t the products and features that get created, it’s the things that people learn when they try something new.

The most valuable result of 20 percent time isn’t the products and features that get created, it’s the things that people learn when they try something new.

Eric Schmidt
70/20/10 became our rule for resource allocation: 70 percent of resources dedicated to the core business, 20 percent on emerging, and 10 percent on new.

70/20/10 became our rule for resource allocation: 70 percent of resources dedicated to the core business, 20 percent on emerging, and 10 percent on new.

Eric Schmidt
If I give you a penny, then you’re a penny richer and I’m a penny poorer, but if I give you an idea, then you will have a new idea but I’ll have it too.

If I give you a penny, then you’re a penny richer and I’m a penny poorer, but if I give you an idea, then you will have a new idea but I’ll have it too.

Eric Schmidt
Don’t tell me, show me.

Don’t tell me, show me.

Eric Schmidt
The business should always be outrunning the processes, so chaos is right where you want to be.

The business should always be outrunning the processes, so chaos is right where you want to be.

Eric Schmidt
Product excellence is now paramount to business success—not control of information, not a stranglehold on distribution, not overwhelming marketing power

Product excellence is now paramount to business success—not control of information, not a stranglehold on distribution, not overwhelming marketing power

Eric Schmidt
Open up everyone’s calendar so that employees can see what other employees are doing.

Open up everyone’s calendar so that employees can see what other employees are doing.

Eric Schmidt
It is the ultimate luxury to combine passion and contribution. It’s also a very clear path to happiness.

It is the ultimate luxury to combine passion and contribution. It’s also a very clear path to happiness.

Eric Schmidt
We should all be concerned about the future because we will have to spend the rest of our lives there. —CHARLES F. KETTERING, American inventor and businessman

We should all be concerned about the future because we will have to spend the rest of our lives there. —CHARLES F. KETTERING, American inventor and businessman

Eric Schmidt
The Internet is the largest experiment involving anarchy in history.

The Internet is the largest experiment involving anarchy in history.

Eric Schmidt
If you want to change people’s behavior, you need to touch their hearts, not just win the argument. We call this the Oprah Winfrey rule.

If you want to change people’s behavior, you need to touch their hearts, not just win the argument. We call this the Oprah Winfrey rule.

Eric Schmidt
Steve Jobs was one of the greatest business divas the world has ever known!)

Steve Jobs was one of the greatest business divas the world has ever known!)

Eric Schmidt
Praise is underused and underappreciated as a management tool.

Praise is underused and underappreciated as a management tool.

Eric Schmidt
Twitter is not a technology company, it is a publishing company.

Twitter is not a technology company, it is a publishing company.

Eric Schmidt
Coach Wooden once said, “Be interested in finding the best way, not in having your own way.

Coach Wooden once said, “Be interested in finding the best way, not in having your own way.

Eric Schmidt
Dictatorial tendencies rarely contain themselves to just one aspect of work.

Dictatorial tendencies rarely contain themselves to just one aspect of work.

Eric Schmidt
Smart creatives thrive on interacting with each other. The mixture you get when you cram them together is combustible, so a top priority must be to keep them crowded.

Smart creatives thrive on interacting with each other. The mixture you get when you cram them together is combustible, so a top priority must be to keep them crowded.

Eric Schmidt
Information is costly to produce but cheap to reproduce.

Information is costly to produce but cheap to reproduce.

Eric Schmidt
It helps to see failure as a road and not a wall.

It helps to see failure as a road and not a wall.

Eric Schmidt
John Dewey, an American philosopher and writer, said that “a problem well put is half solved.

John Dewey, an American philosopher and writer, said that “a problem well put is half solved.

Eric Schmidt
The business world traditionally rewards people for being closer to the top (case in point: outrageous CEO salaries) or for being closer to the transactions (investment bankers, salespeople).

The business world traditionally rewards people for being closer to the top (case in point: outrageous CEO salaries) or for being closer to the transactions (investment bankers, salespeople).

Eric Schmidt
The human race built most nobly when limitations were greatest.

The human race built most nobly when limitations were greatest.

Eric Schmidt
The job of finding people belongs to everyone, and this fact needs to be woven into the fabric of the company.

The job of finding people belongs to everyone, and this fact needs to be woven into the fabric of the company.

Eric Schmidt
If the past is any indicator of our future, today’s big bets won’t seem so wild in a few years’ time.

If the past is any indicator of our future, today’s big bets won’t seem so wild in a few years’ time.

Eric Schmidt