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Бранд Меир

Meir Brand

Vice-President, Google Inc.
Quotes
06.06.2019
SPIEF 2019
Partnership and knowledge-sharing: new sources to drive development
Only half of the world is connected. We have been working hard on that mission; we have maybe reached only 50% of our goal, when you have connection to the Internet, be it a farmer in Russia or in Africa
06.06.2019
SPIEF 2019
Partnership and knowledge-sharing: new sources to drive development
All our products that have succeeded had the design principle of partnership in mind, meaning that our products and revenue succeed and grow if our partner’s revenue succeeds and grows
25.05.2018
SPIEF 2018
The Ecosystem of Innovative and Creative Entrepreneurship: from Education to Successful Startups
You have good examples in Russia. One illustration that I really like is HUDWAY. This is a start-up originating in Siberia. People created an application that could help people improve safety when using a phone while driving. 90% of their business brings them profit outside Russia
25.05.2018
SPIEF 2018
The Ecosystem of Innovative and Creative Entrepreneurship: from Education to Successful Startups
What are the success factors in an innovative economy? The first is the question of education. The second aspect is access to capital, which is well aware of the risks associated with innovation, investments from business angels, etc. But the most important success factor is the issue of the entrepreneurial culture and the culture of risk taking. You need to be prepared to play many times before you succeed. One needs to be mentality prepared
24.05.2018
SPIEF 2018
Transitional World: What Will Tomorrow Bring?
What has happened during the last 10 years was that the entire market has grown. Market capitalization of all digital companies and start-ups has increased. Thus, current situation is not a zero-sum game. A pile of cash or money is growing every year
24.05.2018
SPIEF 2018
Transitional World: What Will Tomorrow Bring?
The first important tendency is Internet connectivity. <…> Internet connectivity changes everything. For example, a farm manager in Kenia will have many more possibilities, if he or she has the same internet access as a funds manager in New York