10 quotes die bewijzen dat grote leiders ook fouten maken
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Blockbuster-CEO Jim Keyes
'Neither RedBox nor Netflix are even on the radar screen in terms of competition... It's more Wal-Mart and Apple.'
Oud-Microsoft-CEO Steve Ballmer over de iPhone
'Five hundred dollars? Fully subsidized? With a plan? I said that is the most expensive phone in the world... And it doesn't appeal to business customers because it doesn't have a keyboard. Which makes it not a very good email machine.'
Nintendo of America-bestuursvoorzitter Reggie Fils-Aime
Mobiele games zijn 'candidly disposable from a consumer standpoint.'
IBM-president Thomas Watson in 1943
'I think there is a world market for maybe five computers.'
Motorola-CEO Ed Zander over de iPod
'Screw the Nano. What the hell does the Nano do? Who listens to 1,000 songs?'
Jaguar-onderzoeker Wolfgang Epple over zelfrijdende auto's
'We don't consider customers cargo. We don't want to build a robot that delivers the cargo from A to B.'
Digital Equipment Corp.-oprichter Ken Olson
'There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home'
Steve Ballmer over Google
'Google's not a real company. It's a house of cards.'
20th Century Fox-oprichter Daryl Zanuck
'Television won't be able to hold onto any market it captures after the first six months. People will soon get tired of staring at a plywood box every night.'
NBCU-president Alan Wurtzel over video's streamen
'The notion that [companies like Netflix] are replacing broadcast TV may not be quite accurate... I think we need a little bit of perspective when we talk about the impact of Netflix and outlets.'