Top 74 Chad Hurley Quotes

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“As long as I can remember, I was drawing or trying to create something.”

― Chad Hurley

“YouTube is becoming much more than an entertainment destination.”

― Chad Hurley

“No matter what industry you’re in, there will be naysayers. So you have to be your own champion.”

― Chad Hurley

“I think the success around any product is really about subtle insights. You need a great product and a bigger vision to execute against, but it’s really those small things that make the big difference.”

― Chad Hurley

“Video is the most interesting and engaging way to share an idea with others.”

― Chad Hurley

“I have the Sony Reader; I have the Kindle as well. I don’t really use either of them, to be honest. I’d rather sit down with a cup of coffee and a newspaper than read all my digital books.”

― Chad Hurley

“I feel like there’s a lot of noise in the social space. The Vines and Instagrams of the world are gaining traction, and their solutions are perfect for their communities.”

― Chad Hurley

“I think a lot of people may have a unique insight or some idea that they feel could be a great solution for a particular problem, but for some reason never have a chance to try or never have the courage or maybe the self-doubt. Really, it’s best just to remain naive and continue to work on things and see if people have the same problems.”

― Chad Hurley

“You launch a site, and you see what works, and you continue to make it better.”

― Chad Hurley

“If something excites you, go for it.”

― Chad Hurley

“More than simply capturing brief moments in time, MixBit helps people bring stories to life.”

― Chad Hurley

“YouTube and other sites will bring together all the diverse media which matters to you, from videos of family and friends to news, music, sports, cooking and much, much more.”

― Chad Hurley

“I was one of those kids who took apart their toys to see how they work, just to see what they were made up of.”

― Chad Hurley

“Many large brands are now just marketing machines for what’s being made offshore.”

― Chad Hurley

“In the Internet world, especially in Silicon Valley, everyone is at the ready all the time, and turnaround is relatively short, if not instant.”

― Chad Hurley

“When you have a model that’s worked very well, it’s very hard to change.”

― Chad Hurley

“EMI is a proven leader in the emerging digital music landscape and one of the world’s largest and most respected music companies.”

― Chad Hurley

“YouTube is committed to balancing the needs of the fan community with those of copyright holders.”

― Chad Hurley

“Video is universal and allows people around the world to communicate and exchange ideas.”

― Chad Hurley

“Consumers are increasingly programming their own entertainment and content experiences.”

― Chad Hurley

“Advertisers now have a highly targeted opportunity for aligning their brands alongside the entertainment experience people are enjoying on YouTube.”

― Chad Hurley

“YouTube provides a unique opportunity for all musicians to market and promote their music and directly engage their fans.”

― Chad Hurley

“By delivering a wide array of programming to YouTube, the NBA will be able to connect with its existing worldwide fan base and reach a vast new audience that is passionate about basketball.”

― Chad Hurley

“When I started running cross-country and track in high school, literally every race was a failure.”

― Chad Hurley

“Running helped me learn how to deal with failure, and failure is a big part of the Internet business.”

― Chad Hurley

“Facebook and Twitter have a ton of information they’re trying to make sense of.”

― Chad Hurley

“I think a platform such as YouTube has to respect local laws and customs.”

― Chad Hurley

“Video gives people a voice.”

― Chad Hurley

“There’s always going to be a place for YouTube.”

― Chad Hurley

“Whenever you’re the leader in any industry, you get more headlines.”

― Chad Hurley

“People want to see something authentic. If it’s too polished and highly produced, people might not trust it as much. If it’s grainy, if it’s coming from a webcam, if it’s someone standing there and talking their mind or sharing their thoughts, people trust it much more.”

― Chad Hurley

“Unfortunately, I think YouTube is going down the route of rewarding the select few around content creation, be it with partnerships or with ways of funding original content.”

― Chad Hurley

“Content begets content.”

― Chad Hurley

“I love video.”

― Chad Hurley

“People think about the world of TV and the world of online video as being different ways to distribute video. But what happens when every TV is connected to wi-fi with a browser?”

― Chad Hurley

“When people are making the decision to put a piece of content online, they really do truly want to get it in front of the largest audience.”

― Chad Hurley

“I think you will see a point where the traditional model of advertising on TV or advertising online will go, and advertisers will cover one programme, no matter what platform it’s being broadcast on. You’ll see the same ads whether you are watching it on your TV, your computer or your phone.”

― Chad Hurley

“Napster was a black market for music. Ninety-nine per cent of the music that people were downloading was illegal because they didn’t have the rights for it.”

― Chad Hurley

“Google is basically this idea that sites that link to other sites create a better way to search.”

― Chad Hurley

“The whole purpose of MixBit is to reuse the content within the system.”

― Chad Hurley

“Everyone wants to be recognized.”

― Chad Hurley

“The telecom industry pretends like it’s not getting paid.”

― Chad Hurley

“Clothing, and the products that you buy, are really about how they make you feel.”

― Chad Hurley

“I try to absorb all types of style and design. I don’t try and restrict my thinking. I enjoy the old and the new. You need that broad perspective to create something different.”

― Chad Hurley

“I look at building business as a creative process that I enjoy.”

― Chad Hurley

“Me, personally, I don’t upload video to YouTube.”

― Chad Hurley

“Today, technology asks too much of people.”

― Chad Hurley

“There’s something very satisfying about creating a tactile product.”

― Chad Hurley

“I’m an NFL guy.”

― Chad Hurley

“When you have a group of engineers and designers, they are not exactly the best to deal with copyright law.”

― Chad Hurley

“The one thing with the established and traditional media industries is that whenever something new comes along, they don’t know what to make of it, and the natural reaction is to fight it or push back.”

― Chad Hurley

“The iPad – is that a phone or a computer? If I put it on my wall is it a TV?”

― Chad Hurley

“CBS has received a strong and positive response from the YouTube community about the quality of its programming.”

― Chad Hurley

“From time to time, I’ve experimented with sculpture or metal design. It’s a good break from just sitting behind the keyboard.”

― Chad Hurley

“There are a handful of talented individuals that are always going to do a better job. If you look at the amount of TV shows or movies, there’s only a handful that rise to the top.”

― Chad Hurley

“The iPhone will maybe become more of a video-conferencing experience – you pick up your phone, you answer it, you’ll be talking to someone looking at their face.”

― Chad Hurley

“Launch your product or service before you have funding. See how people respond to it before you have a PowerPoint and business plan – have something people can use, and go from there.”

― Chad Hurley

“Approach your business partners with concepts that they can get their heads around, and try to respond to their needs.”

― Chad Hurley

“In Delicious’s case, it’s a great brand that belongs in Silicon Valley.”

― Chad Hurley

“With YouTube – with the Internet in general – you have information overload. The people who don’t necessarily get credit are the curators.”

― Chad Hurley

“To see how YouTube has become part of pop culture, it’s been just amazing.”

― Chad Hurley

“I think Facebook, Twitter and YouTube are the cornerstones of any social media strategy.”

― Chad Hurley

“The power of digital distribution over physical retail outlets is you have a chance to create a global audience.”

― Chad Hurley

“Football has limited success in Europe.”

― Chad Hurley

“I love my baseball, and I love my Phillies.”

― Chad Hurley

“There’s not really any safe places on the Internet.”

― Chad Hurley

“People just don’t sit down and just watch TV at night. Between cellphones, television, video games, the Internet and instant messaging, people are just spending their time in different places.”

― Chad Hurley

“When you limit the length of the video to something under two minutes, it gives everyday people an opportunity to make something entertaining. It’s harder to tell a story or create an entertaining piece of content that is based around the time slot model, television shows being 22 minutes long.”

― Chad Hurley

“Google has a great product. They’ve built a great business.”

― Chad Hurley

“If you’re creating an entertainment site, you want the content to be the star.”

― Chad Hurley

“I’m probably not creative or talented enough to create an especially compelling piece of content, but I really do enjoy watching a great movie or TV show.”

― Chad Hurley

“To some extent, being an entrepreneur is a lonely journey.”

― Chad Hurley

“I basically watch videos online all day long.”

― Chad Hurley

“Fashion brands looking for explosive growth go the wholesale route, to get their products into stores, but then they end up relying on those sales.”

― Chad Hurley
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