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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 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

Disruption is about risk-taking. But then you become a Fortune 500 company, which is about risk mitigation

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Steve Case

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

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Steve Case

And so the idea was, well maybe you can take an Atari video game machine, where people plug in a game cartridge, and plug in a modem, and tie that into a telephone, and essentially turn that game in the machine into an interactive terminal.

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 15 Sep

Steve Case

We need that same mentality in philanthropy, trying things, taking risks, recognizing the first try, maybe the second try, maybe the third try won't work. But if you stay at it and you're learning, you're talking to others, and you're learning together, eventually you'll break through and see the kind of impact you were hoping for.

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

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 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

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

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

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Steve Case

At AOL, we thought the killer app was people

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

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 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 13 Sep

Steve Case

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

By Anonym 13 Sep

Steve Case

At Revolution Health Group we will put consumers back at the center of the system by giving them more choice, control and convenience.. while building the first comprehensive, consumer-driven health care company.

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

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 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.

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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

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 13 Sep

Steve Case

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

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 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 13 Sep

Steve Case

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

By Anonym 15 Sep

Steve Case

There are no road signs to help navigate. And, in fact, no one has yet determined which side of the road we're supposed to be on.

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

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 13 Sep

Steve Case

Having a great idea is important. But having a great team is also important.

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 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 15 Sep

Steve Case

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

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

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

By Anonym 15 Sep

Steve Case

The real magic in National Geographic isn't how much money they have left at the end of the year. It's the fact that through their overall focus they are reaching hundreds of millions of people and educating people about the world. It just happens to be done in a business-oriented kind of way that is more sustainable.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Steve Case

Anything is possible if you put your mind to it and you really work hard.

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 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

We lose money on signing up the customers where there's some marketing costs associated with giving them a free month. It doesn't much matter whether you make a little bit or lose a little bit.. as you well know, because you lose a ton on every copy of The Washington Post (newspaper).

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

In less than a year Revolution has gone from being a concept to a reality, with three rapidly growing sector companies, overseeing a dozen acquired firms that collectively employ more than 2,500 people. But we're just scratching the surface in terms of the potential to build Revolution into a new kind of company that gives consumers more choice, control and convenience in the important aspects of their lives.

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 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 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 15 Sep

Steve Case

Today, National Geographic has a membership side with a magazine and some television side, and they generate about a billion dollars in revenue, and they're profitable. And so at the end of the year they have some bottom line profit which they can then reinvest, because they're running it as a not-for-profit in charitable endeavors.

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

I think it took us nine years to get one million subscribers to AOL, and then in the next nine years we went from one million to 35 million.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Steve Case

The pace of change and the threat of disruption creates tremendous opportunities.