John Doerr

(L. John Doerr)

John Doerr
John Doerr
  • Born: June 29, 1951
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Venture Capitalist

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L. John Doerr is an American investor and venture capitalist at Kleiner Perkins in Menlo Park, California. In February 2009, Doerr was appointed a member of the President's Economic Recovery Advisory Board to provide the President and his administration with advice and counsel in trying to fix America's economic downturn. As of July 2017, Forbes ranked Doerr as the 105th richest person in the United States and the 303rd richest person in the world, with a net worth of US$ 7.5 billion as of February 16, 2018. Doerr is the author of Measure What Matters, a book about goal-setting.

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When the government handed over the running of the Internet backbone to commercial Internet providers, it was the largest legal creation of wealth in the history of the planet. Science, Mathematics, Engineering & Technology
Better biofuels are a really big deal. That means we can precisely engineer the molecules in the fuel chain and optimize them along the way. So, if all goes well, they're going to have designer bugs in warm vats that are eating and digesting sugars to excrete better biofuels. I guess that's better living through bugs.
Green technologies - going green - is bigger than the Internet. It could be the biggest economic opportunity of the 21st century.
Green-tech could be the largest economic opportunity of the 21st Century. Environment & Environmentalism
It does seem really hard to get consumers to do the right thing. It is stupid that we use two tons of steel, glass, and plastic to haul our sorry selves to the shopping mall. It's stupid that we put water in plastic bottles in Fiji and ship it here.
It is quite clear that compelling content, which is made available on economic terms that respect the intellectual rights of owners, can be a tremendous spur to the growth of broadband networks. Respect
It's actually not unlike Google at that stage of development. They had an up-and-running site. It wasn't losing very much money, it wasn't making very much money, but it was growing. Money, Coins & Minting
People are looking to have more meaning in their lives. It is a sign the technology community is coming of age. Science, Mathematics, Engineering & Technology
The next wave of the Web is going to be user-generated content.
There's this large trend - I think the next trend in the Web, sort of Web 2.0 - which is to have users really express, offer, and market their own content, their own persona, their identity.
They've found a way to privately, or within a small family group, share expressions, or other images, drawings, and then gain access to some of the world's great expressions and images and make them real, make them tangible. Families, Children & Parenting
We all know about blogs and how big they are.
Well, there are more writers of blogs right now than there are readers, so that's clearly a vanity phenomenon.