Larry Brilliant

A Quote by Larry Brilliant on google, truthfulness, integrity, and good business

Google’s a strange place. When I met Eric Schmidt, he said, “If you are kind to everybody, then you will make good decisions because people will give you good information, and if you are truthful to everybody, they will be truthful to you.” That’s what’s different about Google. They screw up and make mistakes, but they genuinely mean the good stuff about “don’t be evil.”

Larry Brilliant

Source: Wired: Feeling Lucky: http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/14.07/brilliant.html

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

A Quote by Larry Brilliant on spirituality, religion, politics, questions, and values

If you don't put the spiritual and religious dimension into our political conversation, you won't be asking the really big and important question. If you don't bring in values and religion, you'll be asking superficial questions. What is life all about? What is our relationship to God? These are the important questions. What is our obligation to one another and community? If we don't ask those questions, the residual questions that we're asking aren't as interesting.

Larry Brilliant

Source: A Life of Service: Conversation with Larry Brilliant, M.D.: http://globetrotter.berkeley.edu/Elberg/Brilliant/brilliant-con5.html

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

A Quote by Larry Brilliant on people manager, leadership, skills, and business

If there's a big problem and you've got the right people with you, usually the answer emerges and you do what's the obvious thing to do. I don't think of myself as some great manager or great leader. I've been very lucky to be in the positions that I've been in. I meet a lot of people and I've grown a lot of companies, and I meet a lot of CEOs at big enterprises. I'm always so surprised at how much they seem to know. It doesn't always seem to be correlated to how well they actually do. My experience is that people who are modest and who appreciate the value and the contributions of others do a lot better than those who are constantly reaffirming what they think are their own skill sets.

Larry Brilliant

Source: A Life of Service: Conversation with Larry Brilliant, M.D.: http://globetrotter.berkeley.edu/Elberg/Brilliant/brilliant-con4.html

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

A Quote by Larry Brilliant on philanthropy, google, people, profit, and money

One percent of the equity, 1 percent of the profits, and 1 percent of the people go into Google.org. The most important asset isn’t money, it’s people. One percent of the people means 60 or 70 of the smartest people in the world trying to solve some of the biggest problems in the world.

Larry Brilliant

Source: Wired: Feeling Lucky: http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/14.07/brilliant.html

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

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