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" A free, analytical and questioning press must be helped survive. "
" Any country that wants to lower its mobile phone rates, all they need to do is bring in an aggressive player. "
" Countries like France should not be naive. We don't have a French YouTube or Amazon or Netflix. "
" Each week I try to have three lunches with my children, one working lunch, and one lunch with mates. "
" France has a specificity - the market players who provide Internet access are the telecom operators, and all of the players are French. They had a habit of, let's say, getting along with each other, and the prices traditionally were very high. "
" France has the least social mobility of any developed country. The social elevator no longer works. It's broken. "
" France is a fantastic country. It's between the Anglo-Saxon and Latin cultures. We have some of the Anglo-Saxon rigor, and some of the Latin quirkiness. "
" From France, you can call anywhere in the world for free. Americans can't do that! "
" Giving only 50% of your fortune is not enough. "
" I always follow the same idea: Start small and disrupt to create something big. "
" I don't like clothes. I don't especially like cars. I have a very nice house. I get sick on a boat. "
" I don't think Steve Jobs had much desire to share his fortune. "
" I'd rather people talked about the 1,000 most successful French Internet companies instead of the 5 or 10 faces we already know - including mine. "
" If you are worried about the risk to your reputation, you don't launch a telecoms firm in an aggressive way. "
" If you know how to make software, then you can create big things. "
" I have done a lot of stupid things in my life. "
" I know one business, and that's how to make software. "
" I like being an outsider. It is better in France on the outside. "
" I made a lot of money, and I want to give something back to my country. "
" I'm always investing. I'm constantly in talks with someone about some opportunity. "
" I'm not unusual; it's the others who are strange. "
" In life, you need a house and a car. After that, you have a choice. "
" I once said, 'Steve Jobs is the American Xavier Niel,' but that was humour. "
" It's funny how the smallest things I've done speak the loudest about me, but I like that. "
" Mark Zuckerberg did his own software for Facebook, and Larry Page and Sergey Brin made their own for Google. "
" Nobody believed in the success of the Internet. "
" Personally, I have invested in around ten U.S. companies and will continue to do so. That doesn't give me a strong experience in the American market. But I have an understanding of the public. "
" Stephane Richard is far more attuned to the market than Didier Lombard. "
" Telecoms is a national business. There isn't a European market. There's no Telecom Italia in France. "
" The most sought-after candidates in the world today by companies like mine are people who make computer software - there's a shortage of talent. "
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