"Life is long but time is short."
-- Google (GOOG) CEO Eric Schmidt, on acting boldly and taking risks. This line—along with points about passion and vision and keeping customers first—is one of 10 lessons that author Ken Auletta says he took away from researching Google for his new book, Googled: the End of the World as We Know It. Auletta's book is due out next week from Penguin Press.
"How should you behave? Well, do things in a group. Don't do things by yourself. Groups are stronger, groups are faster. None of us is as smart as all of us."
-- Google (GOOG) CEO Eric Schmidt in his address to Carnegie Mellon 112th graduating class on Sunday. Schmidt's theory about the wisdom of the crowd has been widely shared. What other advice did he have for the grads? Be prepared MOREJessica Shambora, Writer-Reporter - May 18, 2009 10:42 PM ET
"It's probably the case that for senior level executives, balance is no longer possible. This is very politically incorrect because we're all supposed to have balance in our lives. I would love to have balance in my life, except that the world is a global stage. And when I'm sleeping, there's a crisis in whatever country. I still have not figured out how not to sleep."
-- Google (GOOG) CEO Eric MOREJessica Shambora, Writer-Reporter - Nov 12, 2008 5:36 PM ET
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