Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Monday May 13, 2013

Schmidt: Don't Be Evil Was The Stupidest Rule Ever

Google's outspoken chairman says that, when he first joined the company, he thought the "don't be evil" slogan was the stupidest rule ever. That quote is funny considering Schmidt is famous for the stupid statements he made as CEO. big grin

SCHMIDT: Well, it was invented by Larry and Sergey. And the idea was that we don't quite know what evil is, but if we have a rule that says don't be evil, then employees can say, I think that's evil. Now, when I showed up, I thought this was the stupidest rule ever, because there's no book about evil except maybe, you know, the Bible or something.