Yuri Milner quotes

  • The polling of Internet users shows that friends recommendations are the most reliable driver behind purchasing decisions. Right now that market is largely untapped. Facebook and other social networks can allow that to happen.
    -- Yuri Milner

    #Decision #Social Media #Internet

  • It is hard to think of practical applications of the black hole. Because practical applications are so remote, many people assume we should not be interested. But this quest to understand the world is what defines us as human beings.
    -- Yuri Milner

    #Thinking #People #Black

  • Russia is one of the places where significant presence of social networks are driven by domestic players right now.
    -- Yuri Milner

    #Player #Russia #Social Network

  • You can transmit a thousand times more information.
    -- Yuri Milner

    #Information #Thousand

  • Social is a better way to interact with digital world. It is better than search. Implications for... everything. Total change.
    -- Yuri Milner

    #Way #Digital #World

  • Fundamental physics is like an art more or less. It's completely non-practical, and you can't use it for anything. But it's about the universe and how the world came into being. It's very remote from your daily life and mine, and yet it defines us as human beings.
    -- Yuri Milner

    #Art #Use #Fundamentals

  • Facebook can be an accumulation of different intelligences. Ask a question, translated into many languages and somebody, somewhere in the world, will have an answer.
    -- Yuri Milner

    #World #Different #Answers

  • Google never knew how successful key words would be.
    -- Yuri Milner

    #Successful #Keys #Google

  • Big Internet companies on average are capable of generating revenue of $1 million per employee, and that compares to 10 to 20 percent of that which is normally generated by traditional offline businesses of comparable size.
    -- Yuri Milner

    #Average #Size #Internet

  • Facebook can be an accumulation of different intelligences.
    -- Yuri Milner

    #Different #Accumulation

  • Facebook didn't know how successful Zynga would be.
    -- Yuri Milner

    #Successful #Would Be

  • Facebook is a platform inside a platform.
    -- Yuri Milner

    #Platforms

  • I am not an oligarch. I am a servant and I try to align my interests and those of my investors.
    -- Yuri Milner

    #Trying #Interest #Servant

  • I'm trying to learn from various corners of the world.
    -- Yuri Milner

    #Trying #World #Various

  • The problem is that modern fundamental physics is so far from you and me. The mathematics has become so much more complicated that you need at least 10 years to understand it. Fundamental physics has advanced so far from the understanding of most people that there is really a big disconnect.
    -- Yuri Milner

    #Years #People #Understanding

  • The largest newspaper in the United States is only reaching 1 percent of population. We are kind of assuming that 'Wall Street Journal,' 'USA Today,' and other newspapers are very important. Yes, they're extremely important, but only to 1 percent of the population on a daily basis.
    -- Yuri Milner

    #Wall #Usa #Important

  • The company that creates one global social graph will be very important going forward. It will be Facebook, with maybe 2-3 local social networks able to sustain competition long term.
    -- Yuri Milner

    #Long #Competition #Important

  • I have invested in four social networks. More than any other. But that's in Russia and Poland.
    -- Yuri Milner

    #Russia #Four #Social Network

  • Science is one of a handful of things that defines us as a very special species. It is amazing how far we have been able to get and how accurate our predictions are. I think understanding how the universe was born is very important. It really gives us a perspective on many things.
    -- Yuri Milner

    #Thinking #Giving #Perspective

  • There is a significant momentum behind the social Internet. A wide range of public investors were very enthusiastic about that.
    -- Yuri Milner

    #Momentum #Internet #Significant

  • I'm just focused on exploring new opportunities.
    -- Yuri Milner

    #Opportunity #New Opportunity #Focused

  • There is huge demand for artificial intelligence technologies.
    -- Yuri Milner

    #Technology #Demand #Artificial Intelligence

  • Facebook now is mostly about people you know. In the future it could be about people you know less but are more important.
    -- Yuri Milner

    #People #Important

  • I must analyze, from what I do now, what will be the impact two or three or five years in the future. What is the statement I want to make?
    -- Yuri Milner

    #Years #Two #Impact

  • Facebook is at the forefront. It's the company that can fundamentally change the way information is being exchanged and processed. It can be the basis for artificial intelligence to develop over time.
    -- Yuri Milner

    #Information #Way #Artificial Intelligence

  • It’s not about revenues: the fundamental economics in digital business is scale and margins. The top line has become the bottom line.
    -- Yuri Milner

    #Lines #Digital #Fundamentals

  • I have this ratio that if you divide age of entrepreneur by market cap of company. For Facebook it's one. Every year of his life Zuckerberg has been making $1 billion for investors.
    -- Yuri Milner

    #Years #Zuckerberg #Entrepreneur

  • You have to travel globally today to know what's going on and maintain an edge.
    -- Yuri Milner

    #Today

  • It’s not how much something’s worth today, it’s what it’s worth in five or 10 years.
    -- Yuri Milner

    #Years #Today

  • I don’t think there’s any company that has reached $1 billion in revenue as fast as Xiaomi. In every conceivable benchmark, it’s almost unprecedented in terms of its speed of growth,
    -- Yuri Milner

    #Thinking #Growth #Speed

  • There is coming an era for people with a mathematical state of mind
    -- Yuri Milner

    #People #Mind #Eras

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