Thursday, May 21, 2009

No 5 Year plans at Google

Google CEO Eric Schmidt: “Google is an unusual because it’s really organized from the bottom up. … It often feels at Google people are pretty much doing what think best and they tolerate having us around. … We don’t really have a five-year plan. … We really focus on what’s new, what’s exciting and how can you win quickly with your new idea." via Financial Geek

1 comment:

ChemSpiderMan said...

This is a great comment. In the early days of a cheminformatic start-up I worked at that's how it was. And then people got management training and it was all about 5 year plans. I never supported that direction. Nimble and quick...with a vision. But documented five year plans in the world of software...very tricky!