They Made That
"Our target is to do it promptly. How quickly that can be done depends on a lot of variables, in terms of how much information we get and how complex the things are to address."
"Great companies in the way they work, start with great leaders."
"The only way I was going to have a chance to sell this was to make three 3D models - big ones."
"Obviously everyone wants to be successful, but I want to be looked back on as being very innovative, very trusted and ethical and ultimately making a big difference in the world."
"Senior Research Fellow at Harvard Law School, Center on the Legal Profession"
“If the web can be evolved to include the missing APIs and have better performance, we won't need to go beyond the web.”
“I’ve always referred to myself as a professional dilettante. Much of the work was done by others, but I supplied the basic concept, the basic equations.”
“Loyalty programs are difficult to manage. If rewards are stale, customers will disengage. We can use data to make rewards easier to redeem.”
"It's critical to understand the (unintuitive) nature of exponential growth well if you plan to invest in startups "
Mary Wells Lawrence
'In this business, you can never wash the dinner dishes and say they are done. You have to keep doing them constantly.'
"If the presence of electricity can be made visible in any part of the circuit, I see no reason why intelligence may not be transmitted instantaneously by electricity."
"If I have a thousand ideas and only one turns out to be good, I am satisfied."
'No, it worked for 10 minutes'
"If we die we want people to accept it. We are in a risky business, and we hope that if anything happens to us, it will not delay the program. The conquest of space is worth the risk of life."
Will Keith Kellogg
"We have tried one way and it didn’t work, so now we will try another route."
"Good judgment comes from experience and experience comes from bad judgment."
Edwin H. Land
"Marketing is what you do when your product is no good."
Luther George Simjian
"It seems the only people using the machines were a small number of prostitutes and gamblers who didn't want to deal with tellers face to face"
"Private individuals are apt to look after their own interests first, and to forget the general effect upon the public, and it is necessary that there should be somebody to watch the public interests"
'It's easy to talk to people over the Web, but it's not very easy to trigger transactions.'
" I like to say I was one of the first Apollo employees, I'm not actually sure about that. "
"Today’s social entrepreneurs must have tech engineering expertise as part of their founding team"
“I didn’t come from money. I started Machine Zone while I was on unemployment benefits.”
"Quote from my parents: it’s not about how smart you are, it’s about how hard you work."
'Change is hard for the military, it’s a big culture clash, but it's becoming more and more apparent to them that innovation is good, that change is good, and that stagnation is not good'
"Focus is a matter of deciding what things you're not going to do."
"The thing is, the Astronauts were supremely trained, they were smart, they were talented, but you can’t account for spending days in space, with little sleep, stress… that’s when accidents happen. Sleep deprivation is a real problem”