Quotes of the week: Monsters, confusion, and a world without Excel

“I remember giving a presentation to a large audience about Avast. About an hour later, a gentleman walked up to me and complimented me on how good the presentation was and how he enjoyed hearing about AVG. That was my first lesson in how easy the companies are to confuse.”

Avast CEO Vincent Steckler, possibly explaining why his company are really buying fellow antivirus maker AVG.


“Of the over 1 million auto deaths per year worldwide, approximately half a million people would have been saved if the Tesla autopilot was universally available.”

Telsa CEO Elon Musk in an email exchange with Fortune after reports over stock sales and the timing of the company disclosing the recent fatal Autopilot crash.


“Think about a world without Excel. That's just impossible for me.”

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella on his favourite MS product. Doesn’t bear thinking about, does it?


“Despite my best efforts to tell the world I'm a lot more than just a phone company, every question I ever get is about phones.”

Blackberry CEO Jon Chen lamenting the fact he his head of a company that sells mobile phones.


“Facebook today, which brought an amazing, positive revolution to the world, sadly, we see this since the rise of Daesh and the wave of terror, it has simply become a monster.”

Israeli minister Gilad Erdan accusing Facebook of “sabotaging” Israeli police work.


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