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Steve Case Quotes and Sayings

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

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

I was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii.
- Steve Case

 

We don't want to turn the TV into a computer.
- Steve Case

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

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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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Steve Case

So we believed that strategic alliances and partnerships were critical,
and we did that for five years.
- Steve Case

I think the support of the other team at AOL and everybody's
really shared passion and belief about this and -
saying that some day everybody was going to be on line.
- 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.
- Steve Case

From a relatively early age I got interested in business.
- Steve Case

Because I do think - not just in building AOL -
but just the world in which we live is a very confusing,
rapidly changing world where technology has accelerated.
- 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.
- Steve Case

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

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

Nobody should have to be a systems integrator to make
a convergence network work in their home.
- Steve Case

I continue to have a special pride and passion for AOL,
and I strongly believe that AOL - once the leading
Internet company in the world -
can return to its past greatness.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Steve Case

And I'd say one of the great lessons I've learned over
the past couple of decades,
from a management perspective, is that really when you come down to it,
it really is all about people and all about leadership.
- Steve Case

And what we did with this new company in 1985 is we
did start focusing on PCs instead of video game machines,
because we learned the hard lesson about bringing a
product to market in a consumer world where it's very
expensive to build a brand and get distribution and so forth.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Steve Case

leading by example creates a degree of
loyalty and overall success
that cannot be achieved through
issuing orders from a lofty office.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Man becomes great exactly in the degree
in which he works for the welfare of his fellow-men.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Heaven is within us, and we experience it
to the degree that we become conscious of it.
- Ernest Holmes

All differences in this world
are of degree, and not of kind,
because oneness is the secret of everything.
- Swami Vivekananda

While it is natural to feel some degree of
need for the approval of others, be careful.
If you find yourself unwilling to
take actions that others disapprove of,
you have lost control of your own life
and have given your destiny to others.
An excessive need-for-approval
is a sign of low self-esteem,
and in severe cases, a condition termed co-dependency.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The only reason we don't open our hearts and minds to other people
is that they trigger confusion in us
that we don't feel brave enough or sane enough to deal with.
To the degree that we look clearly and compassionately at ourselves,
we feel confident and fearless about looking into someone else's eyes.
- Pema Chodron

Do you not know that there comes a midnight hour
when every one has to throw off his mask?
Do you believe that life will always let itself be mocked?
Do you think you can slip away a little before midnight
in order to avoid this? Or are you not terrified by it?
I have seen men in real life who so long deceived others
that at last their true nature could not reveal itself;...
In every man there is something which to a certain degree
prevents him from becoming perfectly transparent to himself;
and this may be the case in so high a degree,
he may be so inexplicably woven into relationships of life
which extend far beyond himself that he almost cannot reveal himself.
But he who cannot reveal himself cannot love,
and he who cannot love is the most unhappy man of all.
- Soren Kierkegaard

A very small degree of hope
is sufficient to cause the birth of love.
- Henri B. Stendhal

People will, in a great degree,
and not without reason,
form their opinion of you upon
that which they have of your friends;
and there is a Spanish proverb
which says very justly,
"Tell me whom you live with,
and I will tell you who you are.
- Lord Chesterfield

Common sense in an uncommon degree is what the world calls wisdom.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

The wisdom of the wise is an uncommon degree of common sense.
- Dean Inge

Take young researchers, put them together in virtual seclusion,
give them an unprecedented degree of freedom and turn
up the pressure by fostering competitiveness.
- James D. Watson

I think everyone should go to college and get a degree
and then spend six months as a bartender and six months as a cabdriver.
Then they would really be educated.
- Al McGuire

And to get real work experience, you need a job,
and most jobs will require you to have had either real
work experience or a graduate degree.
- Donald Norman

Men are able to trust one another, knowing the exact
degree of dishonesty they are entitled to expect.
- Stephen Leacock

Mad, adj.
Affected with a high degree of intellectual independence.
- Ambrose Bierce

A degree of lying - you know, white lies -
seems to be inherent in all languages and all forms of communication.
- Matthew Lesko

The human young must learn to perceive these affordances,
in some degree at least, but the young of some animals
do not have time to learn the ones that are crucial for survival.
- James J. Gibson

Pour not on the comforts you want, but upon the mercies you have.
Look rather at God's ending in afflicting,
than to the measure and degree of your affliction.
- Christopher Love

It is virtually impossible to compete in today's global
economy without a college degree.
- Bobby Scott

Everyone has a right to a university degree in America,
even if it's in Hamburger Technology.
- Clive James

No state is free from militarism, which is inherent
in the very concept of the sovereign state.
There are merely differences of degree in the militarism of states.
- Christian Lous Lange

There is no degree of human suffering which in and
of itself is going to bring about change.
Only organisation can change things.
- Susan George

Any degree of unemployment worries me.
- Gerhard Schroder

The degree in which a poet's imagination dominates reality is,
in the end, the exact measure of his importance and dignity.
- George Santayana

No, my degree was history, not the practice of art!
I can't draw to save my life you know.
- Emma Anderson

Laziness.
Unwarranted repose of manner in a person of low degree.
- Ambrose Bierce

After an extensive interview he arranged for my weaknesses
in foreign languages to be over-looked and so I started
a Biology degree at Birmingham in 1967.
- Paul Nurse

Would it be possible that I should not in any degree
succeed? I can scarcely think so.
Ah delusive hope, how much further wilt thou lead me?
- John James Audubon

A certain degree of neurosis is of inestimable value as a drive,
especially to a psychologist.
- Sigmund Freud

I'd rather have a real South Dakotan who has lived
in this state and made her living here instead of someone
with a fancy East Coast law degree any day.
- Kristi Noem

Genius is not a possession of the limited few,
but exists in some degree in everyone.
Where there is natural growth, a full and free play of faculties,
genius will manifest itself.
- Robert Henri

No doubt exists that all women are crazy;
it's only a question of degree.
- W. C. Fields

The idea of winning a doctor's degree gradually assumed
the aspect of a great moral struggle,
and the moral fight possessed immense attraction for me.
- Elizabeth Blackwell

I am persuaded that the world has been tricked into adopting
some false and most pernicious notions about consistency -
and to such a degree that the average man has
turned the rights and wrongs of things entirely around
and is proud to be "consistent," unchanging, immovable, fossilized,
where it should be his humiliation.
- Mark Twain

To a large degree, those early lean days were self-imposed.
- Rod Taylor

The marvelous thing is that even in studying linguistics,
we find that the universe as a whole is patterned,
ordered, and to some degree intelligible to us.
- Kenneth L. Pike


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