Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Google CEO Eric Schmidt Interview: His Thoughts On Search, Books, News, Mobile, Competition And More

See the full interview (segment) for more

Five years ago (about the time Google went public), Schmidt says, he sat down with founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin to talk about Google’s strategy:

And so, we had a - Larry and Sergey and I had a strategy meeting five years ago…I said, OK, well, let’s write down our strategy. We never really had a strategy. And so Sergey basically got up and said, our job is to do things that matter to the world at scale and it should just boom, boom, boom like that. And that became our strategy. And then Larry and I wrote down in detail some of the ideas that happened from that. But it’s not just a search company or not just an advertising company. It doesn’t even have to be just an Internet company, although obviously, the Internet is key.

Google CEO Eric Schmidt Interview: His Thoughts On Search, Books, News, Mobile, Competition And More

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