Archive for January, 2006

MOSTLY, I HIRE WAITER-ACTOR-WEBMASTERS

January 30, 2006

“I was never an actor or a director or a singer — I had to understand the process well enough to help make decisions.”

Yahoo CEO Terry Semel, on shifting from dealing with movie producers to dealing with Web producers, The New York Times, 29 January 2006

DON’T BE WEASELS

January 30, 2006

“We actually did an evil scale and decided not to serve at all was worse evil.”

Google CEO Eric Schmidt, on kowtowing to Chinese censors, Computerworld, 27 January 2006

IT’S A DOG-EAT-DOG WORLD

January 30, 2006

“Our core businesses are electronics, games and entertainment, but the focus is going to be on profitability and strategic growth.”

Sony spokesbot Kirstie Pfeifer, on putting the Aibo robot to sleep, News.com, 26 January 2006

SLIPPING THE MICKEY

January 26, 2006

“My role is to help Bob in any way that he needs.”

Steve Jobs, on his plans to help Disney CEO Bob Iger after an acquisition of Pixar, much like he helped Gil Amelio at Apple after it bought Next, ABCNews.com, 25 January 2006

THE TRANSPARENT SOCIETY MEETS THE INVISIBLE HAND

January 25, 2006

“A more personal lesson also emerged: As an entrepreneur, let’s just say I wasn’t in my element.”

Citizen businessman Dan Gillmor, on his failure to turn a profit from blogging, Bayosphere, 24 January 2006

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