I’m a big fan of inspiring quotes and a couple of days ago, I came across this article over at Businessinsider.com titeled;  12 Quotes That Reveal How Larry Page Built Google Into The World’s Most Important Internet CompanyIt’s of course not the whole story or in any way an explanation on how Page “built” Google, but the quotes are non the less inspiring and food for thought.

Lawrence “Larry” Page is the head of the world’s most important Internet company, Google.

Page ran Google alongside co-founder Sergey Brin up until 2001 when Eric Schmidt came on board to serve as chairman and CEO.

Last year, Schmidt stepped down to become executive chairman of the company, while Page assumed the role of CEO at Google.


On starting a business

“I think part of the reason we’re successful so far is that originally we didn’t really want to start a business.”
Larry Page, Google



On the purpose of companies

“You need to invent things and you need to get them to people. You need to commercialize those inventions. Obviously, the best way we’ve come up with doing that is through companies.”
Larry Page, Google



On having high standards

“You may think using Google’s great, but I still think it’s terrible.”
Larry Page, Google



On being evil

 “We have a mantra: don’t be evil, which is to do the best things we know how for our users, for our customers, for everyone. So I think if we were known for that, it would be a wonderful thing.”
Larry Page, Google



On how to be excited in the morning

 “If you’re changing the world, you’re working on important things. You’re excited to get up in the morning.”
Larry Page, Google



On using money as motivation

“If we were motivated by money, we would have sold the company a long time ago and ended up on a beach.”
Larry Page, Google



On being public about strategy

“I would rather have people think we’re confused than let our competitors know what we’re going to do.”
Larry Page, Google



On being famous

“I like the fact that I can meet anyone now and have a conversation.”
Larry Page, Google



On maintaining a mission for employees

“I don’t think we’re going to run out of important things to do, compared with the resources that we have. There are many, many problems in the world that need solving.”
Larry Page, Google



On being a leader

“My job as a leader is to make sure everybody in the company has great opportunities, and that they feel they’re having a meaningful impact and are contributing to the good of society. As a world, we’re doing a better job of that. My goal is for Google to lead, not follow that.”
Larry Page, Google



On building a great company culture

“It’s important that the company be a family, that people feel that they’re part of the company, and that the company is like a family to them. When you treat people that way, you get better productivity.”
Larry Page, Google



On Google’s goal

“We want to build technology that everybody loves using, and that affects everyone. We want to create beautiful, intuitive services and technologies that are so incredibly useful that people use them twice a day. Like they use a toothbrush. There aren’t that many things people use twice a day.”
Larry Page, Google