订阅

多平台阅读

微信订阅

杂志

申请纸刊赠阅

订阅每日电邮

移动应用

技术 - 2011科技头脑风暴

谷歌财务总监:别担心,放松点

Jennifer Reingold 2011年07月25日

谷歌财务总监帕特里克•皮切特做客《财富》科技头脑风暴大会,讨论了谷歌的安卓系统和Google+等产品,以及谷歌只按6%的联邦税率纳税是否太“邪恶”的问题。

    谷歌(Google)财务总监帕特里克•皮切特20日出席了《财富》科技头脑风暴大会(Fortune's Brainstorm Tech conference)。他的讲话传递的基本信息是:冷静,放轻松。他没有正面回答关于如何进一步使谷歌产品生钱的问题,只是说道:如果你造出了产品,钱总会来的。

    “大家都太紧张了,”他说:“每个人都在说:自从推出安卓(Android)系统后,你们已经有36个月没推出新东西了,现在你们只有搜索引擎了。事实上现在世界上每天都新增55万台安卓设备。在这样一家公司里工作的感觉是很爽的,因为你没有那种不断要为下一个30天着急的那种强迫症似的心理,因此你可以认认真真地去梦想如何改变世界。”

    皮切特给人的感觉是既自信又放松,只是他好像不愿意透露太多公司增长的细节。他表示拉里•佩奇正在努力使公司重返“创业速度”。其中的一个例子是,谷歌的Google+有时甚至一天更新两次。于6月28日推出的Google+现在已经拥用了1000万名用户。

    尽管谷歌最近从其他公司挖来了一些人才,但皮切特也表示,谷歌今年第一季度收到了60万份工作申请,并表示谷歌的减员率也是“几年以来的最低值。”当主持人表示YouTube并没有获得大家预期的成功时,皮切特只是一笑置之:“用最简单的方式,现在很容易就可以使YouTube赢利。但那将是一个大错特错的决定。如果你这么快就扼杀了创新,你就会错失下一波机会。”

    只有在一个方面,皮切特承认他的公司并非真的无与伦比。当被问到像谷歌这样一家大公司居然只缴纳6%的联邦税率,这样做是否太“邪恶”的时候,皮切特又是一笑而过:“法律又不是我制定的,我们和其他公司没什么不一样。”

    译者:朴成奎

    Just chill out, people. That was the basic message of Google CFO Patrick Pichette at Fortune's Brainstorm Tech conference this morning. He deflected questions about the next stages of monetizing Google's (GOOG) products by saying, in effect, if you build it, it will come.

    "Everybody's so nervous," he says. "Everyone's saying 'it's been 36 months since Android and you only have search. There are 550,000 new Android devices everyday. It's so refreshing to be in a company where you don't have that obsessive mindset of the next 30 days. Because then you can really dream about how do you change the world."

    Pichette came across as confident and relaxed—if reluctant to give too many specifics on the growth of the business--saying that Larry Page is working hard at returning the company to its" startup velocity." One example: the twice-daily iterations of Google Plus, which was released on June 28 and already has 10 million users.

    Despite some recent poaching of talent, he said the company received an amazing 600,000 job apps in the first quarter, and that attrition is at "the lowest rate it's been at in years." And he laughed off suggestions that YouTube hasn't been as successful as anticipated. "In its simplest form, it would be easy to make YouTube profitable now. But what a mistake it would be. If you try to stifle innovation too quickly, you lose the next wave."

    Only in one way did Pichette admit that his company was not truly exceptional. When asked whether it is "evil" to pay a 6% federal tax rate, he laughed it off. "I don't make the laws," he said. "I'm just like every other corporation."

我来点评

相关稿件

  最新文章

最新文章:

500强情报中心

财富专栏