Larry Page's Wired Interview: Innovation Is Nothing Without Commercialization
From Fast Company
January 18, 2013 - 6:14am
The CEO of Google is revealed as a "moon shot" man, and who believes in 1,000% improvements, not the 10% that most CEOs aim for. Larry Page, co-founder and CEO of Google, which has just announced the creation of a brand new £1-billion HQ in London's King's Cross, has given a wide-ranging interview to Wired's Steven Levy. In it, the billionaire, of whom Levy says, "Some Googlers wonder if Page, clearly at his happiest working on moon shots, is essentially taking one for the team by assuming the sometimes prosaic tasks of a CEO." Here, in a nutshell, are some of the juiciest titbits of the piece. Incremental improvement will, says Page, become obsolete-especially in technology. He sees his job as "to get people focused on things that are not just incremental." By that tenet, Google's launch of Gmail was "a leap... not something that would have happened naturally if we had been...
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