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Top 15 of Eric Schmidt’s Remarkable Quotes

27 October 2010 BY

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Mr Eric Schmidt, now former CEO of Google, is making a habit out of getting quotes into the media which are to say the least ‘interesting’. In some cases they are plain stupid, in other cases remarkable and sometimes predictable.

One ‘slip of the tongue” on CNN, “Streetview the cars we drive only once, you can just move, right?” was corrected by the pr-department of Google who had Schmidt say he “misspoked”. But this surely wasn’t the only ‘mistake’ by Schmidt. Its interesting (and fun) to look back at some quotes of Schmidt in the past year to see how many times he has now said “something remarkable”.

To the Atlantic:

We know where you are. We know where you’ve been. We can more or less know what you’re thinking about

At a CNBC interview:

To the Wall Street Journal:

Every young person one day will be entitled automatically to change his or her name on reaching adulthood in order to disown youthful hijinks stored on their friends’ social media sites.

In The Colbert Report about his remark about identities (above):

In a CNN Interview:

At the Techonomy conference:

In The Colbert Report:

In an interview in Telegraph with Shane Richmond:

On the Washington Ideas Forum:

In a Wall Street Journal Interview:

I ACTUALLY think most people don’t want Google to answer their questions, they want Google to tell them what they should be doing next – Eric Schmidt

About Facebook data in Telegraph interview:

During Google’s third quarter earnings call:

In interview in Telegraph with Shane Richmond:

To Venturebeat:

Computers will clearly handle the things we aren’t good at, and we will handle the things computers clearly aren’t good at

To Venturebeat:

Tell us, what is your favorite? And which other ones have you heard which should be in here?

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Bas van den Beld is a speaker, trainer and online marketing strategist. Bas is the founder of -- You can hire Bas to speak, train or consult.
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