Michael J. Saylor is an American business executive and co-founder of MicroStrategy, a company that specializes in business intelligence, mobile software, and cloud-based services.

The Mobile Wave: How Mobile Intelligence Will Change Everything, by Saylor, was published in 2012. He is also the only trustee of Saylor Academy, a free online education provider. Saylor has been granted 31 patents and has nine more patent applications pending as of 2016.

Saylor was born on February 4, 1965, in Lincoln, Nebraska, and spent his early years on numerous Air Force stations across the world, as his father was a chief master sergeant in the Air Force.


Michael Saylor Quotes on Bitcoin and Technology

Bitcoin is an ark of encrypted energy to escape the currency flood. ~ Michael Saylor.

It doesn’t matter if it is quick if it’s the wrong answer. ~ Michael Saylor.

The destiny of money is to be encrypted. ~ Michael J. Saylor.

Imagine a world where everyone used something fair & equitable to settle their economic differences. ~ Michael Saylor.

A designer knows he has achieved perfection when there is nothing left to take away. ~ Michael Saylor.

I basically got an education in software on DuPont’s money because they were too stubborn to admit that a recession was coming. ~ Michael Saylor.

I’m not so naive as to think that everybody always succeeds, right? I mean, half of Shakespeare’s stories are tragedies – right? ~ Michael Saylor.

The basis of the free market is anytime you can generate revenue or profit, you’ve created value in excess of the resources you consume in a society. That’s probably the most unbiased utility function there is, as opposed to someone’s opinion. ~ Michael Saylor.

Bitcoin links together 8 billion people, links together a hundred million companies, it synchronizes the world across political jurisdictions, and it returns rationality to the entire financial system, and it returns freedom and property rights to the entire human race. ~ Michael Saylor.

Bitcoin is money. Everything else is credit. ~ Michael Saylor.

I don’t need a coach to tell me what to say. I need a coach to figure out what kind of shirt to wear and how to look at the camera and how to avoid, you know, picking your nose on camera. ~ Michael Saylor.

I’ve developed a much greater respect for our politicians and every high-tech CEO. It’s very easy to read about the things they did that you, of course, would have avoided in hindsight. ~ Michael Saylor.

Nobody has really grasped yet the great wealth that can be made selling data over the Web. There are 100 million potential customers out there. ~ Michael Saylor.

Like Bitcoin, living things are volatile. Dead things, not so much. ~ Michael J. Saylor.

The industries that fall first are the industries that either produce electromechanical items that are now inferior to their software substitutes, or the industries that produce a mechanically created service that’s now inferior. ~ Michael Saylor.

It’s easy to fall into the trap of assuming that a new technology is very similar to its predecessors. A new technology is often perceived as the linear extension of the previous one, and this leads us to believe the new technology will fill the same roles – just a little faster or a little smaller or a little lighter. ~ Michael Saylor.

You could call me on the phone and say, ‘Someone blew up your entire house, Mike.’ If it’s not a person involved, I would sort of blink, whatever. That’s all replaceable, right? ~ Michael Saylor.

Whenever teenage girls and corporate CEOs covet the same new technology, something extraordinary is happening. ~ Michael Saylor.

I think my software is going to become so ubiquitous, so essential, that if it stops working, there will be riots. ~ Michael Saylor.

The benefit of rich families putting their child through Harvard is always going to exist. But it’s quite evident that there are 700 million peasants in China who are never going to go to Harvard. ~ Michael Saylor.

My principal professional objective is to introduce intelligence as the ubiquitous utility. I’d like to be the Thomas Edison of intelligence. ~ Michael Saylor.

Bitcoin is a swarm of cyber hornets serving the goddess of wisdom, feeding on the fire of truth, exponentially growing ever smarter, faster, and stronger behind a wall of encrypted energy. ~ Michael Saylor.

We’re in an inflection point where it’s cheaper to learn to read on a tablet computer than it is to learn to read on paper. And that being the case, it’s only a matter of time before every 6-year-old kid has a tablet computer, and we know for a fact, 3- to 4-year-old kids are using tablets and iPads, and 75 and 80 year olds are using them. ~ Michael Saylor.

Instead of five hundred thousand average algebra teachers, we need one good algebra teacher. We need that teacher to create software, videotape themselves, answer questions, let your computer or the iPad teach algebra… The hallmark of any good technology is that it destroys jobs. ~ Michael Saylor.

The old ways of teaching are slow and expensive. But with mobile, cost plummets, access broadens, and pedagogy rises. ~ Michael Saylor.

Google is what happens when we pool information energy on a software network. Everyone understands this. Bitcoin is what happens when we pool monetary energy on a software network. Few understand this. ~ Michael Saylor.

There’s nothing more frustrating than seeing cynics sit there and say, ‘Well, nobody can make any more money because Microsoft and Intel own everything.’ Is the software industry mature, or is it embryonic? I would say it’s embryonic. There will be a hundred more Microsofts, not just one. ~ Michael Saylor.

All my best investments were in networks that everyone needed, no one could stop, and few understood. Bitcoin is the monetary network. ~ Michael Saylor.

The signal is monetary expansion everywhere. The problem is people are going to lose half their wealth in a few years. The solution is Bitcoin. The rest is noise. ~ Michael Saylor.

Bitcoin is a bank in cyberspace, run by incorruptible software, offering a global, affordable, simple and secure savings account to billions of people that don’t have the option or desire to run their own hedge fund. ~ Michael Saylor.

When you’re building a company, you need to continually strengthen every component – finance, strategic partnerships, executive team, and relationships with every last constituency. ~ Michael Saylor.

There are decades when nothing happens, and there are weeks when Bitcoin happens. ~ Michael Saylor.

The Saylor Foundation is meant to be a gadfly to encourage Google, Apple, MIT, Harvard, the United States government, and the Chinese government to aggressively pursue digital education. ~ Michael Saylor.

What amplifies the transformational power ahead is the confluence of two major technological currents today: the universal access to mobile computing and the pervasive use of social networks. ~ Michael Saylor.

Companies that make keys, credit card companies, any company in the service business – anything to do with a consumer is probably a software company. ~ Michael Saylor.

I grew up in a family where no one had written a newspaper or magazine article about anybody in my family for a hundred years, right? Then, all of a sudden, we’re getting one millennium’s worth of media attention in six months. ~ Michael Saylor.


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