Here’s a decent video interview with Eric Schmidt, CEO of Google. Not sure there are any big ah-has…which is alright.
His comment on the Longtail…that the internet makes the head even more important isn’t new…. but it is worth keeping in mind.
Also, as a management consultant and observer of many different organization cultures, Schmidt’s comments on management make me smile. First, that you need a leader to enforce deadlines in the group – “otherwise you have university”. Second, that you need dissent – “otherwise you have a king”. Simple, good insight.