Steve Case Quotes

46 Steve Case quotes:

"I believe an independent AOL would move more quickly and create more value for shareholders."
Author: Case Quotes Category: Value Quotes
"My father still is a lawyer, and my mom was a teacher and then later a career counselor."
"Nowadays people seem to switch schools, either because they have to, and certain schools only serve certain grades, or because they move to a different place or have some particular interest, but I was in the same school for 13 years."
"So you have to force yourself out of a comfort zone and really try to figure out what are the key ingredients, the key skill sets, the key perspectives that are necessary, and then figure out a way to attract the very best people to fill those particular roles."
"When I first got started in the late '70s, early '80s, and first was thinking about the interactive world, I believed so fervently that it was the next big thing, I thought it would happen quickly."
"For better or worse, that is true with any new innovation, certainly any new technological innovation. There's many good things that come out of it, but also some bad things. All you can do is try to maximize the good stuff and minimize the bad stuff."
"I continue to have a special pride and passion for AOL, and I strongly believe that AOL - once the leading Internet company in the world - can return to its past greatness."
"In less than a year Revolution has gone from being a concept to a reality, with three rapidly growing sector companies, overseeing a dozen acquired firms that collectively employ more than 2,500 people. But we're just scratching the surface in terms of the potential to build Revolution into a new kind of company that gives consumers more choice, control and convenience in the important aspects of their lives."
Author: Case Quotes Category: Reality Quotes
"This has been a record-breaking year for America Online, and we finished on a strong note with this quarter's performance, ... Just four years after becoming the only Internet company with $1 billion in annual revenues, we are now posting $1 billion in annual profits."
Author: Case Quotes Category: America Quotes
"The idea that maybe you don't have to own a car if you only need one occasionally may catch on, just like time-sharing caught on in real estate."
"If you're doing something new you've got to have a vision. You've got to have a perspective. You've got to have some north star you're aiming for, and you just believe somehow you'll get there, which kind of gets to the passion point."
"We don't want to suddenly mess around with people's normal viewing habits and force them to do interactive things. Above all, we want to expand the viewer's experience, either through a very simple directory or by providing additional information to the program that's currently showing."
Author: Case Quotes Category: Force Quotes
"After graduating from high school I went to college in Massachusetts - Williams College, a small liberal arts school which I really enjoyed."
"And so the idea was, well maybe you can take an Atari video game machine, where people plug in a game cartridge, and plug in a modem, and tie that into a telephone, and essentially turn that game in the machine into an interactive terminal."
"And what we did with this new company in 1985 is we did start focusing on PCs instead of video game machines, because we learned the hard lesson about bringing a product to market in a consumer world where it's very expensive to build a brand and get distribution and so forth."
"And when I was 24, I think, I moved to Washington, D.C., and started focusing on interactive services, and that's really what I then did for 20 years."
"Because I do think - not just in building AOL - but just the world in which we live is a very confusing, rapidly changing world where technology has accelerated."
"I do think that a general liberal arts education is very important, particularly in an uncertain changing world."
"I think the support of the other team at AOL and everybody's really shared passion and belief about this and - saying that some day everybody was going to be on line."
"It's stunning to me what kind of an impact even one person can have if they have the right passion, perspective and are able to align the interest of a great team."

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