We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Xavier Niel Quotes. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.
France has a specificity – the market players who provide Internet access are the telecom operators, and all of the players are French. They had a habit of, let’s say, getting along with each other, and the prices traditionally were very high.
I’m always investing. I’m constantly in talks with someone about some opportunity.
I always follow the same idea: Start small and disrupt to create something big.
Telecoms is a national business. There isn’t a European market. There’s no Telecom Italia in France.
I don’t think Steve Jobs had much desire to share his fortune.
I once said, ‘Steve Jobs is the American Xavier Niel,’ but that was humour.
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.
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.
I know one business, and that’s how to make software.
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.
I’m not unusual; it’s the others who are strange.
If you are worried about the risk to your reputation, you don’t launch a telecoms firm in an aggressive way.
Nobody believed in the success of the Internet.
Each week I try to have three lunches with my children, one working lunch, and one lunch with mates.
We need to create an ecosystem which will make young people want to start their own company.
I made a lot of money, and I want to give something back to my country.
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 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?’
‘Entrepreneur’ is a French word.
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 like being an outsider. It is better in France on the outside.
Countries like France should not be naive. We don’t have a French YouTube or Amazon or Netflix.
When you love competition, you don’t want the market to consolidate.
You can spend your money on art works and sit down and look at them. Or you can use your money to help people.
In life, you need a house and a car. After that, you have a choice.