Xavier Niel

Each week I try to have three lunches with my children, one working lunch, and one lunch with mates.Xavier Niel

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Mark Zuckerberg did his own software for Facebook, and Larry Page and Sergey Brin made their own for Google.Xavier Niel

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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.Xavier Niel

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In life, you need a house and a car. After that, you have a choice.Xavier Niel

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I always follow the same idea: Start small and disrupt to create something big.Xavier Niel

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I made a lot of money, and I want to give something back to my country.Xavier Niel

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France has the least social mobility of any developed country. The social elevator no longer works. It's broken.Xavier Niel

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I'm not unusual; it's the others who are strange.Xavier Niel

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It's funny how the smallest things I've done speak the loudest about me, but I like that.Xavier Niel

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Any country that wants to lower its mobile phone rates, all they need to do is bring in an aggressive player.Xavier Niel

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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.Xavier Niel

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I like being an outsider. It is better in France on the outside.Xavier Niel

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'Entrepreneur' is a French word.Xavier Niel

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If you know how to make software, then you can create big things.Xavier Niel

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I once said, 'Steve Jobs is the American Xavier Niel,' but that was humour.Xavier Niel

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Telecoms is a national business. There isn't a European market. There's no Telecom Italia in France.Xavier Niel

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I know one business, and that's how to make software.Xavier Niel

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The real force of Silicon Valley is the mentality, the spirit. There's no reason at all that can't be replicated in Paris.Xavier Niel

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If you are worried about the risk to your reputation, you don't launch a telecoms firm in an aggressive way.Xavier Niel

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You can spend your money on art works and sit down and look at them. Or you can use your money to help people.Xavier Niel

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A free, analytical and questioning press must be helped survive.Xavier Niel

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Stephane Richard is far more attuned to the market than Didier Lombard.Xavier Niel

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When you love competition, you don't want the market to consolidate.Xavier Niel

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Personally, I have invested in around ten U.S. companies and will continue to do so. That doesn't give me a strong experience in the American market. But I have an understanding of the public.Xavier Niel

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I'm always investing. I'm constantly in talks with someone about some opportunity.Xavier Niel

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From France, you can call anywhere in the world for free. Americans can't do that!Xavier Niel

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