Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 23rd May 2012 16:13 UTC
Google Google CEO Larry Page was interviewed on Charlie Rose recently, and there was certainly some interesting stuff in there. Sadly, the interview suffers from the curse of modern journalism in that it was all a bit timid and civil (no truly harsh and confronting questions), but despite that, it's still a good watch. Two quotes from Page really stood out to me.
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RE: are you kidding?
by Stephen! on Wed 23rd May 2012 17:23 UTC in reply to "are you kidding?"
Stephen!
Member since:
2007-11-24

If so, they'd be the most incompetent tech CEOs in history.


That honor would probably belong to Ballmer. He was the one that dismissed Android as not being a threat back in 2010. - Yet Android seems to have gained more market share, in just a few years, than mobile versions of Windows have, in over a decade.

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RE[2]: are you kidding?
by ebasconp on Thu 24th May 2012 02:54 in reply to "RE: are you kidding?"
ebasconp Member since:
2006-05-09

Nop, you are wrong.

The most incompetent CEOs in the history are Jonathan Schwartz and Stephen Elop!!!

They should be called anti-alchemists; because they converted gold... into nothing.

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RE[3]: are you kidding?
by kwan_e on Thu 24th May 2012 03:36 in reply to "RE[2]: are you kidding?"
kwan_e Member since:
2007-02-18

The most incompetent CEOs in the history are Jonathan Schwartz and Stephen Elop!!!


I think you mean Carly Fiorina and John Sculley.

Jonathan Schwartz was handed a stagnant Sun - the stagnation happening towards the end of Scott McNealy's watch.

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RE[2]: are you kidding?
by Nth_Man on Thu 24th May 2012 09:27 in reply to "RE: are you kidding?"
Nth_Man Member since:
2010-05-16

With Ballmer, Microsoft even celebrated the iPhone funeral in Redmond.

http://blogs.seattleweekly.com/dailyweekly/2010/09/microsoft_throws...
http://brooksreview.net/2011/05/ballmer/

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RE[3]: are you kidding?
by Nth_Man on Thu 24th May 2012 09:30 in reply to "RE[2]: are you kidding?"
Nth_Man Member since:
2010-05-16

Ballmer is also famous for saying:

"There’s no chance that the iPhone is going to get any significant market share. No chance."

http://www.usatoday.com/money/companies/management/2007-04-29-ballm...
http://brooksreview.net/2011/05/ballmer/

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