What is different at Google

The NY Times has an interesting interview with Eric Schmidt.

First, we’ve updated portfolio theory: instead of pitting two internal teams against each other, we now wait until a new idea blossoms and then move forward. Second, we’ve adapted “trust but verify”; we’ve found that there is nothing like inspecting people’s work and the reality of their vision. And finally, we’ve identified that everyone and everything has a short attention span; we make decisions more quickly and use our culture and values to set the tone.


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