Eric Schmidt Thought Google’s “Don’t Be Evil” Rule Was the Stupidest Thing Ever

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Way back when Google first launched, the new company came out with a moral stance that stated “don’t be evil.” A lofty, but noble goal that the company has tried to live by for sure, but in a recent interview Google’s chairman Eric Schmidt said he thought that it was a pretty dumb idea. “When I showed up, I thought this idea was the stupidest rule ever, because there’s no book about evil except, maybe, you know, the Bible or something.” 

Schmidt brings up a good point about the motto, but points out that it was mostly a good thing that allowed employees to speak up about things that they weren’t sure about. Schmidt was brought onto the old company slogan through the discussion that Google holds a lot of info on it’s users and he assured that if someone were to sell or look through the data, “someone would find out, trust me.” Assuring words for those who fear of Google’s amount of information.

Via: The Verge



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