Michael J. Saylor is an American entrepreneur who co-founded MicroStrategy a business intelligence and cloud services company.
He led it as CEO from 1989 to 2022 and wrote “The Mobile Wave” in 2012.
Saylor also runs Saylor Academy offering free online education. He holds 31 patents.
Raised in an Air Force family he settled in Ohio at 11.
Saylor attended MIT with an Air Force scholarship majoring in aeronautics and astronautics and science technology and society.
A medical condition shifted his career from piloting to consulting leading to his role at DuPont where he created models predicting a 1990 recession.
I have listed below some of the top quotes by Michael Saylor.
Michael Saylor Quotes
The destiny of money is to be encrypted. ~ Michael J. Saylor.
Bitcoin is money. Everything else is credit. ~ Michael Saylor.
It doesn’t matter if it is quick if it’s the wrong answer. ~ Michael Saylor.
Bitcoin is an ark of encrypted energy to escape the currency flood. ~ Michael Saylor.
Like Bitcoin, living things are volatile. Dead things, not so much. ~ Michael J. Saylor.
There are decades when nothing happens, and there are weeks when Bitcoin happens. ~ Michael Saylor.
A designer knows he has achieved perfection when there is nothing left to take away. ~ Michael Saylor.
Best Michael Saylor Quotes
Imagine a world where everyone used something fair & equitable to settle their economic differences. ~ 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 old ways of teaching are slow and expensive. But with mobile, cost plummets, access broadens, and pedagogy rises. ~ 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 naïve as to think that everybody always succeeds, right? I mean, half of Shakespeare’s stories are tragedies – right? ~ 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.
Famous Michael Saylor Quotes
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Interesting Michael Saylor Quotes
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.
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.
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.
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.
Long Michael Saylor Quotes
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.