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" Almost every customer that I talk to is talking about how they're using APIs, and what a step function they are for their business. "
" At VMware, the engineers worked very closely with our customers, closely with the field, and it was exciting for everyone. So, one of things I did here at Google when I arrived was to combine sales, marketing, engineering, and product. "
" At VMware, we did the virtualization, which is now used extensively across the cloud. Virtualization layers - and containers - are what facilitated the cloud originally. "
" Every customer wants to run on all the clouds. "
" Everything is changing now that we are in the cloud in terms of sharing our data, understanding our data using new techniques like machine learning. "
" Google is committed to open source and open APIs, and part of that is creating a partner-friendly place. "
" Google went in a consumer direction, and VMware was system infrastructure. But there are a lot of parallels and similarities. "
" If I could inexpensively pick up a killer sales force without a lot of the other things that I don't necessarily need, yeah, I'd be all there. "
" If I had to have my druthers - the best technology, the best cloud... if I had to choose between that and building out a sales force and building out customer support... I would pick the latter. "
" If you had a hobby, family, or wanted to do things besides work - you should join VMware. We didn't have nearly as long hours as Google given our customers worked normal business hours. "
" I have pretty set rules that I go home for dinner every night unless I am traveling. "
" I'm super partner-oriented. That's how I built VMware. "
" I only use a Chromebook now. I never thought I could do that, but I love it. "
" It's a good thing to remember that hiring will get easier as you scale - but you should also never drop your standards. "
" I've never been in the enterprise where your customers are your partners. It was always, you had customers, and you had partners. "
" Kids are curious, and if you don't lose that, then everything is an adventure. "
" Now we're in an environment where women are increasingly having a huge impact and adding a lot of value to our industry. And women are celebrated if they raise their hand and say, 'Hey, you're missing my value. You're not recognizing what I'm doing.' "
" One of the happiest times of my life, I lived in a tent on a porch on Hawaii. "
" Paul Otellini, the former CEO of Intel, I worked with while I was still with VMware. I knew Ram Shriram through the tech industry. "
" There's a lot that machine learning can't do that humans can do very, very well. "
" This whole cloud phenomenon is gaining steam pretty rapidly, and it's really become a strategic imperative for people. "
" To sail successfully, you need to observe with great care. You need to identify what the wind and the water are telling you and then find a way to execute, to reach whatever goal you've set, be that simply making it home or winning a race. "
" We believe that cloud will be based on significant open-source components that are offered as services. People don't want to be locked into a single provider. "
" When I first started VMware, I was very shy and self-conscious about speaking. I grew out of this by giving talks each week in front of the whole company; gradually, as we scaled, I had talked to more and more people, and this is how I conquered my fear of talking to people. "
" When we were small, the idea of VMware wasn't well defined, and convincing people to join was difficult. Each person we hired at that time was a big deal. "
" When you race a sailboat, the selection of your crew is just completely paramount. It's impossible to be an effective skipper if you don't have the right people working harmoniously in the right roles. "
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