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By Anonym 15 Sep

Steve Case

The idea of an entrepreneur is really thinking out of the box and taking risks and stepping up to major challenges.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Steve Case

I want to find people who have had to work hard and who have learned from their failures. Perseverance is no guarantee you’ll succeed, but without it, it’s almost guaranteed you won’t.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Steve Case

There are lots of cycles to markets - boom and bust - and also in perceptions of people. The conventional wisdom of Steve Case as genius or fool was highly cyclical. The truth was always in the middle.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Steve Case

I like ... what I characterize as more built-to-last ideas rather than built-to-flip ideas.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Steve Case

I think the more you have a generalist perspective, I think sometimes the more you can kind of see through the forest and the trees. And when it gets a little bit cloudy, you know, have some sense of, "Well, maybe this might happen or maybe that might happen." So I really am a big believer in liberal arts education. I think it's better - particularly in these kind of uncertain times - to know a little bit about a lot of things as opposed to being expert in one thing.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Steve Case

Steve Jobs always believed that you didn't want to do focus groups or research and ask people what they wanted. You wanted to create products that they didn't know they wanted yet and they would fall in love with. And I think that was part of the magic of his design philosophy.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Steve Case

At AOL, we thought the killer app was people

By Anonym 13 Sep

Steve Case

But the idea that some day people would want to be able to interact and get stock quotes and talk with other people or all these different things, I just believed that was going to happen

By Anonym 14 Sep

Steve Case

My father still is a lawyer, and my mom was a teacher and then later a career counselor

By Anonym 13 Sep

Steve Case

In the end, a vision without the ability to execute it is probably a hallucination.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Steve Case

The resources you happen to accumulate, what do you do with them? You can spend the money and buy some houses or whatever, and people do some of that and that's fine. You can give the money to other people, your family, but usually when you do that you screw them up and it ends up counterproductive. Or, you take those resources and reinvest them in things that you believe in, and that could be reinvesting in a philanthropic cause.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Steve Case

Frankly, I like new things. I feel like I made a contribution to building a more interactive world. And I'm proud of that.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Steve Case

If you don't have both of them working together in a complementary, cohesive way, you're not going to be successful.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Steve Case

If you can build a company and make money, great. But eventually, my intention is to give all my money away. I told my kids that. [Wealth] is not particularly helpful to kids. It's almost a burden. It's better to allow them to do their own thing and have their own successes.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Steve Case

I do think actually in this case the government does get credit for funding some of the basic research.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Steve Case

It's stunning to me what kind of an impact even one person can have if they have the right passion, perspective and are able to align the interest of a great team.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Steve Case

Most of the people who had PCs did not have modems and could not use those PCs as communicating devices. They really were using them for spreadsheets or word processing or storing recipes or playing games or what have you.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Steve Case

The attackers are the people with bold, innovative ideas who are trying to disrupt the status quo and usher in a better way. The defenders are the incumbents who try to defend what they have. We need to bring an attacker mindset to whatever we choose to do.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Steve Case

[On swinging for the fences] Ultimately, you have the potential to build a significant business with the potential to have a positive impact on millions of people's lives.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Steve Case

When I was trying to popularize the concept of the Internet - ten or 15 years ago - I came up with this concept of "the 5 Cs." Services needed to have content, context, community, commerce, and connectivity. After that, when I was trying to think of what the key management principles were to build into the culture, I started talking about the Ps. The P's were things like passion, perseverance, perspective and people. I think the people aspect is really the most important one.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Steve Case

If you're doing something new you've got to have a vision. You've got to have a perspective. You've got to have some north star you're aiming for, and you just believe somehow you'll get there, which kind of gets to the passion point.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Steve Case

I was a better builder than a manager. I'd rather focus on maximizing the opportunities swinging for the fences than minimizing the risk with bunts and singles.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Steve Case

You have to get along with people, but you also have to recognize that the strength of a team is different people with different perspectives and different personalities.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Steve Case

So you have to force yourself out of a comfort zone and really try to figure out what are the key ingredients, the key skill sets, the key perspectives that are necessary, and then figure out a way to attract the very best people to fill those particular roles.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Steve Case

For better or worse, that is true with any new innovation, certainly any new technological innovation. There's many good things that come out of it, but also some bad things. All you can do is try to maximize the good stuff and minimize the bad stuff.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Steve Case

Nobody should have to be a systems integrator to make a convergence network work in their home

By Anonym 14 Sep

Steve Case

It's stunning to me what kind of an impact even one person can have

By Anonym 15 Sep

Steve Case

You can be entrepreneurial even if you don’t want to be in business. You can be a social entrepreneur focused on the not-for-profit sector. You can be an agriculture entrepreneur if you want to change how people think about farming. You can be a policy entrepreneur if you want to go into government. The idea of an entrepreneur is really thinking out of the box and taking risks and stepping up to major challenges.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Steve Case

It's silly for me to raise expectations too much, but I think I'm right on the basic trend, which is shifting power to consumers.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Steve Case

So my degree was in political science, which I think was - the closest I could come to marketing is politics.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Steve Case

The idea that maybe you don't have to own a car if you only need one occasionally may catch on, just like time-sharing caught on in real estate

By Anonym 13 Sep

Steve Case

At the end of the day, the team you build is the company you build.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Steve Case

When I first got started in the late '70s, early '80s, and first was thinking about the interactive world, I believed so fervently that it was the next big thing, I thought it would happen quickly.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Steve Case

My father and his brothers were all lawyers, so I think that the expectation was probably for me to grow up to be an attorney, but it never really fascinated me that much. I was more interested in building things.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Steve Case

I'm not sure I knew what an entrepreneur was when I was ten, but I knew that starting little businesses and trying to sell greeting cards or newspapers door-to-door or just vending machine kind of thing is.. there's just something very intriguing to me about that.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Steve Case

I had an older brother who passed away recently, an older sister and a younger brother.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Steve Case

All great ideas start as weird ideas. What now seems obvious, early on, is not obvious to anybody.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Steve Case

One of the problems with computers, particularly for the older people, is they were befuddled by them, and the computers have gotten better. They have gotten easier to use. They have gotten less expensive. The software interfaces have made things a lot more accessible

By Anonym 15 Sep

Steve Case

Think about this: It was illegal for most people to connect to the internet before 1992.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Steve Case

I think what people love about the Steve Jobs story is not just the track record at Apple, but that comeback story, that he was thrown out of Apple, came back and built the company even greater. And that perseverance is so important in terms of entrepreneurship. And nobody is a better role model for that, for all entrepreneurs all over the world than Steve Jobs.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Steve Case

I was not an outstanding student. I did a reasonable amount of work. I got generally good - pretty good grades, but I was not that passionate about getting straight A's.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Steve Case

One of the biggest challenges we had in the first decade was not that many people had personal computers. There weren't that many people to sell to, and it was hard to identify them.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Steve Case

Nowadays people seem to switch schools, either because they have to, and certain schools only serve certain grades, or because they move to a different place or have some particular interest, but I was in the same school for 13 years

By Anonym 15 Sep

Steve Case

You shouldn't focus on why you can't do something, which is what most people do. You should focus on why perhaps you can, and be one of the exceptions.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Steve Case

In the entrepreneurial world, when you launch a company, you have a particular idea, a particular product, a particular service, almost always you pivot, you shift. The market reacts to your initial idea. You make some adjustments. It's only after making a few adjustments that you see the success.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Steve Case

I enjoyed high school and college, and I think I learned a lot, but that was not really my focus. My focus was on trying to figure out what businesses to start

By Anonym 13 Sep

Steve Case

Five or ten years ago, when it was clear the Internet was becoming a mainstream phenomenon, it was equally clear that a lot of people were being left out and could be left behind

By Anonym 13 Sep

Steve Case

I do think that a general liberal arts education is very important, particularly in an uncertain changing world

By Anonym 13 Sep

Steve Case

If you really got the right people, and you've got them working together as a team, whether it's in business, whether it's in science, whether it's in politics, you can make a big difference.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Steve Case

If you believe that some day it's going to happen, some day it probably will happen. You just have to make sure you're there when it's happening, and ideally you're at the front of the parade, and the principle beneficiary of when it happens.