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All Quotes by author - Hasso Plattner
" Africa touches me. At night, there's this thought in your brain that a million years ago we started here. "
" Americans are not afraid of the future. "
" At Stanford, we teach 'design thinking' - that is, we put together small, interdisciplinary groups to figure out what the true needs are and then to apply the art of engineering to serve them. "
" Business reporting is not dealing with objects, it is dealing with relationships between objects. "
" Fans don't like owners. They know they are somewhere - actually, in Germany, some owners are anonymous. Fans don't sympathize with owners, so ownership stays in the back. "
" I am grateful for the great education at a public university that Germany gave me, and that - added to a little luck - allowed me to achieve. Education is the key to a career, and its basis has to be provided by government. "
" I believe that whoever is successful should help ensure that the next generation can be successful, too. "
" I can't control my frustration. "
" I create, for whatever reason, a busy schedule, but I watch hockey, all the games, either on the PC or TV. The world is now HD, and this is very good. "
" I'm a Berliner - fast, loud, obnoxious, industrious, brutally open. "
" I made my money with software - encoded knowledge without which few products and services can exist today - and so it seemed imperative that this would be the field where I would give something back. "
" I'm not just a scientist. "
" In the '80s, when Gretzky came to the World Championships in the second or third game, you'd see this guy skating circles around the other ones. Unbelievable. "
" I would have liked to grow up in Liverpool and become a rocker. I would have put my boots on, jeans and a leather jacket, and long hair and played the guitar. "
" Kids only learn that the stove is hot when they put their finger on and they burn it. This, unfortunately, is the limitation of our precious brain. "
" Managers are important: they are leading the company and guiding and have to provide vision and manage the daily business. "
" New applications will have to deal with big data. We have to analyze it on the fly, so we have to have a system that is transactional and analytical at the same time. We cannot have a multi-stage system. This is too slow for modern applications. "
" Please, please, please, my dear competition. We can beat each other and fight each other as much as we want and argue, but do not predict how a system really works when you really don't know and don't want to know. Either be better informed, or don't do it. "
" Successful companies obviously have people with ideas and energy. "
" There is this permanent hope in America that there is some new technology around the corner that will change the world. "
" The software industry has to become better in componentization. That's a clear focus for most of the software companies. How components look, how they are maintained, the ability to maintain them separately. "
" The Y2K problem is not caused by technical limitations. We simply forgot to think of the problem. "
" Thirty percent of Americans have German blood in their family. I don't see any major difference in the engineering abilities of Americans and Germans. "
" This is where the world is going: direct access from anywhere to any type of data, whether it's a small piece of data or a small answer but a long algorithm to create that answer. The user doesn't care about this. "
" We have to be able to adapt to new situation. It's another form of the definition of intelligent behavior. "
" You cannot make money with a hockey team. You cannot make money with a hotel, either, and you cannot make money with a golf club. I have all three of them. When you have a certain amount of money, you do silly things - because it's pretty to have a golf course and it's interesting to have a hockey team. "
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