Archive for the 'Quote' Category

SOFTWARE AS A DISSERVICE

November 21, 2014

“I feel that what we have right now is just a giant piece of shit. Like, it’s just terrible and we should be humiliated that we offer this to the public. Not everyone finds that motivational, though.”

Slack CEO and demotivational speaker Stewart Butterfield, on his inspirational management style, Technology Review, 21 November 2014

A DOLLAR SPENT IS A DOLLAR EARNED

November 20, 2014

“Every dollar that we acquired of revenue is a dollar that is recurring annually.”

Box CEO Aaron Levie, explaining why his company only looks good on an earnings-before-expenses basis, Bloomberg, 20 November 2014

THERE HE GOES AGAIN WITH THE CROSSFIT TALK

October 28, 2014

“When I talk about strengthening the core, it includes things like organizing content for new users.”

Twitter CEO Dick Costolo, showing off his excellent functional mobility in tweaking the timeline, Bloomberg, 28 October 2014

SPEAK UP, I CAN’T HEAR YOU

October 10, 2014

“Censorship is something that we would —— — —–, obviously.”

LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner, on acceding to Chinese demands to cut off members’ self-expression, Bloomberg, 10 October 2014

YOUR KARMA RAN OVER MY PAYCHECK

October 9, 2014

“It’s not really about asking for a raise, but knowing and having faith that the system will give you the right raise.”

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, explaining how wishing and hoping will take care of the gender gap in pay, ReadWrite, 9 October 2014

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