- Basically, our goal is to organize the world’s information and to make it universally accessible and useful.
- Big companies have always needed and cooperated in areas where it made sense.
- If you’re changing the world, you’re working on important things. You’re excited to get up in the morning.If we were motivated by money, we would have sold the company a long time ago and ended up on a beach.
- It’s quite complicated and sounds circular, but we’ve worked out a way of calculate a Web site’s importance.
- The ultimate search engine would basically understand everything in the world, and it would always give you the right thing. And we’re a long, long ways from that.
- My job as a leader is to make sure everybody in the company has great opportunities, and that they feel they’re having a meaningful impact and are contributing to the good of society. As a world, we’re doing a better job of that. My goal is for Google to lead, not follow that.
- Many leaders of big organizations, I think, don’t believe that change is possible. But if you look at history, things do change, and if your business is static, you’re likely to have issues.
- If you ask an economist what’s driven economic growth, it’s been major advances in things that mattered – the mechanization of farming, mass manufacturing, things like that. The problem is, our society is not organized around doing that.
- If you say you want to automate cars and save people’s lives, the skills you need for that aren’t taught in any particular discipline. I know – I was interested in working on automating cars when I was a Ph.D. student in 1995.
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- If your access to health care involves you’re leaving work and driving somewhere and parking and waiting for a long time, that’s not going to promote healthiness.
- We don’t have as many managers as we should, but we would rather have too few than too many.
- It really matters whether people are working on generating clean energy or improving transportation or making the Internet work better and all those things. And small groups of people can have a really huge impact.
- My grandfather was an autoworker, and I have a weapon he manufactured to protect himself from the company that he would carry to work. It’s a big iron pipe with a hunk of lead on the head. I think about how far we’ve come as companies from those days, where workers had to protect themselves from the company.
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