Larry Page quotes are inspiring and informative as he shares the vision he and his co-founder had for Google. He shares many insights on what a company should focus on becoming to make the world a better place. This is what Sergey Brin and himself had in mind when they created Google. He believes in honesty and integrity and has a great work ethic, this has made Google the most recognized and most used search engine on the internet. It is reported that he and Elon Musk are pals and would play video games together.
Larry Page is an American computer scientist and Internet entrepreneur who loves what he does. This is evident from read the quotes that have been compiled below which tells you what type of person he is. Jeff Bezos reportedly was one of Larry Page’s first investors in Google. The words a man speak usually tells you something about that man. Read the quotes below and be inspired.
“If you’re changing the world, you’re working on important things. You’re excited to get up in the morning.”
“Many leaders of big organizations, I think, don’t believe that change is possible. But if you look at history, things do change, and if your business is static, you’re likely to have issues.”
“We want to build technology that everybody loves using, and that affects everyone. We want to create beautiful, intuitive services and technologies that are so incredibly useful that people use them twice a day. Like they use a toothbrush. There aren’t that many things people use twice a day.”
“Invention is not enough. Tesla invented the electric power we use, but he struggled to get it out to people. You have to combine both things: invention and innovation focus, plus the company that can commercialize things and get them to people.”
“Basically, our goal is to organize the world’s information and to make it universally accessible and useful.”
“You need to invent things and you need to get them to people. You need to commercialize those inventions. Obviously, the best way we’ve come up with doing that is through companies.”
“I have always believed that technology should do the hard work – discovery, organization, communication – so users can do what makes them happiest: living and loving, not messing with annoying computers! That means making our products work together seamlessly.”
“My job as a leader is to make sure everybody in the company has great opportunities, and that they feel they’re having a meaningful impact and are contributing to the good of society. As a world, we’re doing a better job of that. My goal is for Google to lead, not follow that.”
“We have a mantra: don’t be evil, which is to do the best things we know how for our users, for our customers, for everyone. So I think if we were known for that, it would be a wonderful thing."
"If we were motivated by money, we would have sold the company a long time ago and ended up on a beach.”
“You may think using Google’s great, but I still think it’s terrible.”
“I do think there is an important artistic component in what we do. As a technology company I’ve tried to really stress that."
“We don’t have as many managers as we should, but we would rather have too few than too many.”
“The idea that everyone should slavishly work so they do something inefficiently so they keep their job – that just doesn’t make any sense to me. That can’t be the right answer.”
“The ultimate search engine would basically understand everything in the world, and it would always give you the right thing. And we’re a long, long ways from that.”
“You know what it’s like to wake up in the middle of the night with a vivid dream? And you know that if you don’t have a pencil and pad by the bed, it will be completely gone by the next morning. Sometimes it’s important to wake up and stop dreaming. When a really great dream shows up, grab it.”
“We’re at maybe 1% of what is possible. Despite the faster change, we’re still moving slow relative to the opportunities we have. I think a lot of that is because of the negativity… Every story I read is Google vs someone else. That’s boring. We should be focusing on building the things that don’t exist.”
“Lots of companies don’t succeed over time. What do they fundamentally do wrong? They usually miss the future.”
“You don’t need to have a 100 person company to develop that idea.”
"Always deliver more than expected.”
“Always work hard on something uncomfortably exciting.”
“Small groups of people can have a really huge impact."
“You never lose a dream, it just incubates as a hobby.”
“It’s very hard to fail completely if you aim high enough.”
“For a lot of companies, it’s useful for them to feel like they have an obvious competitor and to rally around that. I personally believe it’s better to shoot higher. You don’t want to be looking at your competitors. You want to be looking at what’s possible and how to make the world better.”
“Worry is the intrest paid by those who borrow trouble.”
“Optimism is important. You have to be a little silly about the goals you are going to set. You should try to do things that most people would not do.”
“If you’re not doing some things that are crazy, then you’re doing the wrong things.”
“Anything you can imagine probably is doable, you just have to imagine it and work on it."
“We should be building great things that don’t exist.”
“Excellence matters. I’ve pushed hard to increase our velocity, improve our execution, and focus on the big bets that will make a difference in the world.”
“Lots of companies don’t succeed over time. What do they fundamentally do wrong? They usually miss the future. I try to focus on that: What is the future really going to be? And how do we create it? And how do we power our organization to really focus on that and really drive it at a high rate?”
“Deep knowledge from your manager goes a long way toward motivating you. And I have a pretty good capability for that.”
“I used to have this debate with Steve Jobs, and he would always say, ‘You guys are doing too much stuff.’ He did a good job of doing one or two things really well. We’d like to have a bigger impact on the world by doing more things.”
“You can make an internet company with 10 people and it can have billions of users. It doesn’t take much capital and it makes a lot of money — a really, really lot of money — so it’s natural for everyone to focus on those kinds of things.”
“I want to push the envelope for what’s possible for an innovative company with large resources.”
“What is the one sentence summary of how you change the world? Always work hard on something uncomfortably exciting!”
“You’re probably on the right track if you feel like a sidewalk worm during a rainstorm.
“Have a healthy disregard for the impossible and actually build new solutions.”
“Optimism is important. You have to be a little silly about the goals you are going to set.”
“Find the leverage in the world so you can be truly lazy.”
“Almost everyone who has had an idea that’s somewhat revolutionary or wildly successful was first told they’re insane.”
"You treat people with respect, they tend to return the favor to the company."
Larry Page’s success should motivate anyone who seeks to become a businessman. His quotes share a wealth of information that could guide those interested into becoming the next successful person in the business world. Unlike Mark Zuckerberg who is still the face of Facebook, Larry Page is no longer with Google, but still continues to motivate others with his remarks. I hope that these quotes do motivate and inspire all readers.