18 thoughts on “Google CEO: We Won't Repeat Microsoft's Mistakes”

  1. Hmmm… Eric Schmidt got his butt kicked by MSFT while he was at Sun, and he got his butt kicked by MSFT while he was at Novell. I wonder which mistakes he is referring to?

    1. That is a very point. People beat on MS a lot and for much of their internet endeavours it is warranted but sheeeeit…. they are still a cash-printing machine.

    2. Oh I don’t know Chris. What about becoming a convicted monopolist? Perhaps that is a mistake to carry out a business using illegal tactics.

  2. Every CEO says that their company will remain as nimble & innovative as a startup even as they gain in “weight & size”. But the natural laws go against this — as they grow the context aspect of the business grows more than the core – that results in slow decision making, being risk averse & more bureaucracy (See Geoffrey Moore’s talk on this http://ecorner.stanford.edu/authorMaterialInfo.html?mid=1327 )

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