WHY’D’YA HAVE TO GO AND MAKE THINGS SO COMPLICATED?

“Any time you raise a complicated issue, you’re going to have opposing views. We are not forcing anyone to do anything; we are just providing another choice.”

RealNetworks chief strategy officer Richard Wolpert, on his company’s failed attempt to rally public opinion against Apple, Wired News, 23 August 2004

UNDERPRICING YOUR STOCK: $684 MILLION. DAY-OF-IPO PUBLICITY: PRICELESS

“[Google’s] other big mistake was that if they had priced this at $50 or $60, then all of a sudden if the company was trading at $85 of $100, they could have really built momentum.”

Internet entrepreneur Mark Pincus, displaying the math skills he honed during the dotcom bubble, The New York Times, 19 August 2004