David Ross Cheriton is a Canadian computer scientist, mathematician, businessman, philanthropist, and venture capitalist. He is a computer science professor at Stanford University, where he founded and leads the Distributed Systems Group.
|I am a believer in Adam Smith, who says that if you look at something that really contributes value to society, and you can deliver it at a reasonable price, then society will recognise that at some point because rational behaviour will come into play.||Society|
|I must admit that I don't really understand social networking models that well, and I haven't tried to because I have just not been enthused about this whole thing.|
|I tend to look at potential investments from the standpoint of whether it is a valuable contribution to society.||Society|
|There is something about military history that fascinates me. You find that many battles have been lost by people with very good military background when they fought battles in a battleground they didn't understand. I have seen that in business, too. You have to look at a marketplace like a battle-ground.||History ;Business, Commerce & Finance|