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" It's funny how the smallest things I've done speak the loudest about me, but I like that. "
" 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. "
" Nobody believed in the success of the Internet. "
" 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. "
" We have to help young people, because at the end of the day, we won't have an economy if we don't have them. "
End Of The Day
" I once said, 'Steve Jobs is the American Xavier Niel,' but that was humour. "
" YouTube is a problem. It has very big traffic, but it refuses to contribute to the weight of that traffic. "
" I like being an outsider. It is better in France on the outside. "
" Giving only 50% of your fortune is not enough. "
" I have done a lot of stupid things in my life. "
" From France, you can call anywhere in the world for free. Americans can't do that! "
" Countries like France should not be naive. We don't have a French YouTube or Amazon or Netflix. "
" Telecoms is a national business. There isn't a European market. There's no Telecom Italia in France. "
" Any country that wants to lower its mobile phone rates, all they need to do is bring in an aggressive player. "
" When you love competition, you don't want the market to consolidate. "
" We need to create an ecosystem which will make young people want to start their own company. "
" I don't think Steve Jobs had much desire to share his fortune. "
" If you know how to make software, then you can create big things. "
" I don't like clothes. I don't especially like cars. I have a very nice house. I get sick on a boat. "
" I always follow the same idea: Start small and disrupt to create something big. "
" We have 200,000 kids a year who drop out of the French school system and have no hope. They become a drag on society. "
" France has the least social mobility of any developed country. The social elevator no longer works. It's broken. "
" I'm always investing. I'm constantly in talks with someone about some opportunity. "
" The question for France and all countries is, 'Do you favour foreign Internet operators that do not pay, or do you favour national operators who pay?' "
" Each week I try to have three lunches with my children, one working lunch, and one lunch with mates. "
" Stephane Richard is far more attuned to the market than Didier Lombard. "
" 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. "
" The real force of Silicon Valley is the mentality, the spirit. There's no reason at all that can't be replicated in Paris. "
" 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. "
" I know one business, and that's how to make software. "
" Mark Zuckerberg did his own software for Facebook, and Larry Page and Sergey Brin made their own for Google. "