Eric Schmidt - When the man talks, you listen
Our Harley-Davidsons are running hot as we pull up to the Googleplex inMountain View, California. With our helmets under our arms, we walk into thereception area. “We’re here to meet the big boss” I say in my best ArnoldSchwarzenegger interpretation.The Googleplex, Google’s famed California headquarters, is far from traditional.Inside, we see its people thrive in a highly personalized environment that allowsthem to be themselves within the ever-buzzing hive. Apparently, even shoes areoptional! On our way we pass a gym, a pool, sand-volleyball courts, and a replicaof SpaceShipOne. Within these hallowed walls great concepts like Google Earth,Gmail, Chrome and Android were created.In one of the coffee corners in the low-rise buildings, we finally run into the manthat powers it all, Google CEO Eric Schmidt. “Everything you always wanted toknow but were afraid to ask, is now purring readily at your fingertips” he jokes. “It is all about context. You really want to go from syntax to semantics, fromwhat you typed to what you meant”, he elaborates.