Monday,October 23 2017
An Evening with Google’s Eric Schmidt and Jonathan Rosenberg

The OPR team recently attended an evening with Google’s executive chairman Eric Schmidt and advisor to the CEO Jonathan Rosenberg; as part of the Financial Times’s Weekend Interview series.

The event marked the launch of the new book How Google Works and shed light on their unique business culture, values and strategy.

Check out some of the key ideas and insights we took away from the evening.

Competition is Healthy

  • The mentality in Silicon valley is that ‘Competitive Innovation’ will ultimately be of benefit to all.
  • Eric Schmidt said that “We’ve always used innovation to grow the industry first, and grow our revenue second.”

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Knowledge is Power

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“It is no longer the industrial age. The days of companies fighting over commodity is over. We now fight over knowledge.”

Generalists

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Start with Data and everything else will follow

  • When hosting a meeting, always start with data. Assert yourself by presenting the facts first and everything else you say will have more credibility.

Disagreement leads to Progress

  • The most productive Google meetings encouraged attendees to voice their disagreement. This forces people to establish a solid argument for their point and is ultimately beneficial for everyone.

The LAX Airport Test

  • Pro Manager’s Tip: If you are stuck at an airport with someone for more than six hours and are still able to hold a conversation; hire that person!

It’s all about ‘Googliness’

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