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You gotta have fun. Regardless of how you look at it, we're playing a game. It's a business, it's our job, but I don't think you can do well unless you're having fun.
I was vehemently against acquisitions. Now let's buy everything in sight. Well, that's a slight exaggeration. We are a little more strategic than that. But everything was on sale.
My business is to teach my aspirations to confirm themselves to fact, not to try and make facts harmonize with my aspirations.
I don't get paid what people think I get paid for fighting.
Hollywood and Silicon Valley are like two ships passing in the night. They are not trading passengers. They speak a different jargon; they have grown up with completely different models for how to grow a business, for how to attract and retain employees, for everything. They've grown up with completely different role models, and so the people think entirely differently. I mean, when you're in Silicon Valley, you don't have to explain Silicon Valley to anyone else because everybody's here and understands it. And the same is evidently true of Hollywood--neither side can explain themselves to the other very well at all.
When the product is right, you don't have to be a great marketer.
Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science crippled, thought and speculation at a standstill. I think that there is nothing, not even crime, more opposed to poetry, to philosophy, ay, to life itself than this incessant business.
Henry David Thoreau
My father thought sport was something fun - he didn't know it was a way to make money. Then I won a Mercedes at the world championships and I gave it to him. From the moment it arrived my father said: 'Good, you can support not just yourself but me too'.
The most important single thing is to focus obsessively on the customer. Our goal is to be earth's most customer-centric company.
In that room, that evening, I made a decision that I was going to go into the cookie business, that that was my calling, that that was what I could do best.
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