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Most big companies work in stealth until they think they have a consumer product ready to go.
A lot of entrepreneurs hate big companies. But if you hate them so much, why are you trying to build a new one? The truth is, as soon as a startup has any kind of success whatsoever, it will face big company problems.
Often you see big companies, big banks who are eager to embrace crushing regulatory burdens because they drive up everyone’s costs.
Once the smoke of the market crash clears off, you know, the Internet will pick back up and go. Take a look at what’s happening to some of the big companies like eBay and Yahoo, the publicly traded stocks. You know, they’re all coming back up off the mat now.
It’s pretty rare to have CEOs or high level executives at big companies who are social activists. They tend not to be drawn to those areas of life.
Corporate houses and big companies can be meaningful distribution channels for start-ups.
We don’t want to bank all our risk on a small collection of big companies. We don’t want to lose 20 percent of our business if one big account goes away.
There are two kinds of big companies in the United States. There are those who’ve been hacked by the Chinese, and those who don’t know they’ve been hacked by the Chinese.
When I was in graduate school in consumer science and math, all of the big companies had labs, all doing blue sky research.
Well all the big companies are really panicked by the internet thing and all that, and sales went down, although sales have gone up again in this country a bit and also the big companies, because they’re so big, they need big sales really so they’re not really interested.
Citizen journalism and even our ethnic press could be harmed by big companies deciding where we can get our news.
The problem is that at a lot of big companies, process becomes a substitute for thinking. You’re encouraged to behave like a little gear in a complex machine. Frankly, it allows you to keep people who aren’t that smart, who aren’t that creative.
I suspect there’s a lot of validity to the premise that big companies aren’t going to attract entrepreneurial talent.
I think it’s good politics to beat up on big companies and rich people.
Google started out when the dot-com boom was happening. It grew under the radar of big companies that were competing in but basically ignoring search. Then they were able to really invest during the bust for a long time.
Big companies are reliant on institutional investors on a punishing schedule which leads to ruthless behaviour. This form of capitalism with this structure and incentives will never deliver sustainability.
Big companies have always needed and cooperated in areas where it made sense.
Before I started my company in 1998, I worked for big companies traveling a lot and saw firsthand how much waste there was. I was flying across the world in first class to places like Italy or Hong Kong, where I was staying in 5-star hotels, only to nickel and dime someone over a sweater price.
Microwork gives marginalized people a chance to earn a living by playing a vital role in the business processes of big companies. In parallel, the organization assists local entrepreneurs in running microwork centers, helping to grow a new pool of business talent across the developing world.
Artists have so much more control of their futures – they don’t need to rely so much on major labels or big companies to help them. You have artists like Skrillex that can dominate so much that he gets 5 Grammy nominees, and he’s clearly an underground artist.
The shining star in the world is Shanghai. That’s what CEOs from big companies say – ‘if I want mathematical analytical work done, it’s done in China.’
Big companies such as Google and Facebook buy startups at ridiculously high prices – not for their products, but for their people.
Big companies are often in the process of laying off workers. Small startup companies are the ones that are hiring. The statistics prove that’s where job growth is going to occur.
Big companies are like marching bands. Even if half the band is playing random notes, it still sounds kind of like music. The concealment of failure is built into them.
We can’t have the DNC deciding how big companies behave. That’s called fascism.
I struggle to get the big companies to trust me, or be willing to work with me.
In very big companies, you find less entrepreneurialism than you really want to see. Success is defined as ‘don’t make a mistake.’ And you get to be the C.E.O. by outlasting everybody else, then you’re there for five or six years, and you want to get your bonus on the way out.
The big companies are like, It’s so good but we don’t know how to market it.
You know what happens in all the big companies and business in the world. If something doesn’t work, you have to find a solution.
If you look at any of the big companies, whether it is IBM or L’Oreal, they have a corporate religion and corporate self-image that makes it very difficult for them to execute in different areas.
We as Americans assume that big companies are bad, and big power companies are even worse.
There will always be big companies making big movies. But making film and distribution is changing in front of our eyes. I’m not sure what the future holds for this industry.
Nobody had a credit card when I was a kid. No one had credit card debt. But these big companies and banks wanted to know how to get more money out of people – get them charging things.
Big companies are looking closer term, and even the most technological companies spend less than 1% of sales on research. Startups have suffered the burst bubble.
Startups allow technologists and scientists to take risks and change plans in a way that would be frowned upon in a big company. Having said that, big companies will play a key role in certain areas and in partnerships with little companies. Each has its strengths.
It used to be that the only ones with access to cutting-edge technology were top government labs, big companies and the ultra-rich. It was simply too expensive for the rest of us to afford.
The big companies and their short-term bottom line rule this country.
Business schools need to address students on a human being level, not as cogs in the machine to supply fresh talent to big companies.
Big companies, which spend tens of billions of dollars annually on ‘call centers’ to take orders and provide customer support, increasingly rely on speech recognition not just to handle requests for information but to process customer orders.
Atari showed that young people could start big companies. Without that example it would have been harder for Jobs and Bill Gates, and people who came after them, to do what they did.