Words matter. These are the best Peggy Johnson Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
A lot of companies have nice-sounding cultural values like integrity, respect, and excellence, but if those values don’t map to specific behaviors, then they quickly get lost. Instead, we see what’s called a ‘halo effect’ where leaders tend to overvalue certain attributes and undervalue others.
It’s a balance – sometimes you have to concentrate on your home life, and sometimes you have to concentrate on your work life.
We want to ensure that as a user is moving through their world, their data is following them in an appropriate manner.
Gaming provides us with some very good signals about consumers and what they’re interested in.
Great things happen when you converge services and devices.
We are constantly scanning for opportunities.
It’s not just about checking the box on corporate social responsibility. It’s about hitting our bottom line.
When text messaging first came out, you could only text within your network, whatever operator you had. It seems silly now, but once those walls came down, all sorts of applications and services were built on top of that. It ended up being good for everybody.
‘Rather than fighting over a piece of the pie, can we grow the pie?’ is really our model.
We all have to think about the emerging markets.
I think our Acompli acquisition was an interesting one, which started with a partnership and looking at their mobile e-mail app on iOS and Android. And what I would like to highlight with that one is the speed that we actually turned that around and brought it out the door.
The industry trend is that everything is moving to the cloud, and most of our customers are in this very heterogeneous world.
As more and more of our world becomes part of the wireless network, I see the mobile phone becoming a central command station for everything around us.
When you dig in, two big titans clashing, what good is that? It’s not good for either of us; it’s not good for the industry.
I think there really needs to be a culture change because young girls are very interested in math and science, but somewhere along the way, they veer off of that.
Very early in my career, I thought I had to conform to one style of leadership – lead by being the loudest one in the room, with the sharpest elbows.
We fully recognized that our customers have a variety of devices. They’re carrying all sorts of things. And we want to bring our world-class apps to those devices.
Apparently, my grandfather left from Cork to America without saying goodbye to his mother! The family in Longford is still not happy about that.
Culture used to be viewed as the ‘touchy-feely’ side of business, but that’s no longer the case. If you don’t have a defined culture behind you, then you aren’t going to be effective at executing your strategy.
Acompli is just a great example of a fabulous app.
I focus a fair amount of my time on ensuring that we have a good funnel of females coming into the company and then that we’re retaining that as well and making sure that we have comfortable environments for them to be successful in.
The opportunity to build new and surprising partnerships to help Microsoft succeed in a mobile-first, cloud-first world is truly exciting, and I look forward to leading these efforts.
Women themselves are an emerging market.
Microsoft is a much bigger company than Qualcomm – a much bigger company – and there were a few days where I thought, ‘I don’t know if I can do this. It’s huge.’ My job was to come into the company and grow new businesses, and I thought, ‘I’m not sure,’ but it’s all worked out pretty well.
I’m an electrical engineer, and when I first started out, there was nobody who looked like me out there. I worked at Qualcomm, and I remember coming into meeting rooms, and I could never get the floor. I could never get my opinion across.
There are more and more women entering into the workforce themselves. More and more of them are making more money.
Together with Adobe, we’re committed to fostering creativity and a culture of teamwork for our shared customers so they can unlock the opportunities of today’s rapidly evolving workplace.
You don’t have to fit into a mold that someone else has defined.
I can still hear my mom’s voice echoing through the house, reminding me and my siblings to ‘Make your beds!’ It seems like such a small thing, but when you’re one of 15 brothers and sisters like me, those small reminders about the importance of discipline and order are critical.
Once I was able to be my more authentic self, I felt like that’s when my career really took off. I was just my own voice.
I spent almost 25 years at Qualcomm before joining Microsoft, so in a sense, I grew up at one company. During that time, I made a very big shift from the engineering side to the business side.
We try not to look at everything through a competitive lens.
Our smartphones can offer innovative opportunities for improving how we react to our environment, and I believe it is increasingly becoming an asset – not a hindrance – to maintaining a healthier relationship with our work, our friends, and the world around us.
The 14th of 15 kids, I was the second youngest – not a coveted spot on the family totem pole.
I would try to be super-assertive in meetings and, you know, pound my hand off the table, and it never ended well. People would say, ‘What are you beating the table for?’ It’s not natural for me.
At Microsoft, we know first-hand how passionate entrepreneurs can change the world. We believe that technology can empower everyone to achieve more.
Qualcomm has seen firsthand the transformative power of mobile technology as part of many projects created through its Wireless Reach initiative – programs around the world that help educators, health care workers, and entrepreneurs take advantage of mobile technology.
I attended a high school with more than 4,000 students and met with a guidance counselor only once during my four-year stint. Despite my clear strengths in science and math, my counselor’s advice was to pursue a degree in business. A career in engineering was never encouraged nor, in fact, ever mentioned.
More and more of the world’s population is gaining access to the same kind of computing power and connectivity that has transformed daily life for developed nations.
I just feel like you should be able to have a respectful work environment, because if you do, you’ll be your best self.
If a company has a navigation system or a database or a virtual assistant they like better, Microsoft will meet them in the middle.
As the world continues its love affair with smartphones and tablets, mobile has become so essential to our lives that most people couldn’t imagine life without it.
Wireless technology is creating entrepreneurship on a small scale that allows a single woman to set up a business in a small village or a single farmer or fisherman to access and disseminate market information in order to get the best price for their products.
It’s up to you to define your own brand of leadership and your own version of success.
Access to the Internet is an essential tool for equipping students with 21st century skills.
Deals are always a bit lumpy. We look at, ‘Is it solving a problem for us?’ And if it does, we move to acquisition.
Business development is a part of M&A – we identify signals in the market, whether its trends or disruptive technology, and bring them back and address the opportunities. I have three levers I can pull – partnerships, acquisitions, or investments.
Do one thing well, and then build from there.
At many companies, business development is treated as a sales tool for incremental growth, but I believe that business development can bend our growth curve in a big way. It should accelerate our ability to grow, helping us quickly close gaps or leap ahead of competitors.
I worked on anti-submarine warfare for surface ships.