Eric Schmidt: The Evolving Digital Landscape

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Eric Schmidt, executive chairman and former chief executive officer at Google, discussed innovation and the evolving digital landscape.

On the future of technology: “We’re on the cusp of a very significant technological growth period. We’re seeing innovation at a scale I’ve never seen because people have learned how to play the global platform game.”

On technology's impact on the job market: "The rise of inequality and the increasing returns to the educated and elite are directly correlated with their ability to use technology, and others are getting left behind. And it’s not just about tech jobs replacing non-tech jobs. It’s an issue of public policy."

On the importance of teamwork: “Find your opportunity to make an impact and do so with other people. You’re far more effective in a group of smart people working together for a common cause – that’s how all great changes in society have occurred.”
 

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