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Advertising ought to work by telling you what it is you want to tell, you should understand what you want us to do, what you want us to think, where you want us to shop.
[Advertising]
 

But I think technology advertising will have to stop addressing how products are made and concentrate more on what a product will do for the consumer.
 

Charlie Rose is the ultimate ad.
 

Eighty percent of what everyone's talking about never happens. I don't mean in terms of product development that's happening right now, I'm talking about the far-flung visions of the future.
 

Fire has impacted every part of our lives - without fire, there would be no shopping, right? - that's how the Internet will intrude on our lives, particularly our kids' lives.
 

First, this isn't about telecommuting, because we still have offices that people will come to regularly when they need to brainstorm together, meet with clients, or do research in the library.
 

I can't say the advertising model is obsolete yet but it doesn't make a lot of sense in the long range.
 

I like the Gap ad, the khaki one. I liked that.
 

I'm uncomfortable when I'm comfortable ... I can't help it, it's my personality.
 

If you really think about it, when watching television, you have product placement all the time.
 

In the '20s they were telling us wed all have our own private plane and take vacations to the moon.
 

It's hard to build a brand, competitively, and tell people what you do as well.
 

One is that that's the way we started and we thought there would be more value and less confusion if the business model was just based on delivering news that's of value to Web sites.
 

Our technology is very scalable. Our software can accommodate enormous numbers of clients. It's a marvelous opportunity. We'll keep developing products.
 

Outside of advertising, the person who's influenced me most is quite possibly Frank Gehry.
 

Research we've done seems to indicate that people who are on the Net like the idea that they don't have to leave what they are reading to go buy something.
 

Second, we're spending a huge amount of money on technology so that everyone can check out laptops and portable phones. We're spending more money to write our existing information into databases or onto CD-ROM.
 

Taking risks gives me energy.
[Risks]
 

Technology is the fashion of the '90s. It affects everyone, and everyone is interested in it - either from fear of being left behind or because they have a real need to use technology.
 

The intellectual architecture means focusing on doing great work instead of focusing on agency politics.
 


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