Jim Barksdale, formally James Love Barksdale

Barksdale, formally James Love Barksdale

American Business Executive, CEO and President of Netscape Communications Corporation

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The most effective military strategy in history: point all your forces right at the enemy and beyond.

Well, another market is being created now out of Internet technology.

The purpose of a business is to create and retain customers. citing Peter Drucker

Well, the sales of our products clearly demonstrate their value to businesses and to individuals.

The way to boil a frog in water is to turn up the heat real slow.

We're building a great company, and we're very excited about the future of the company.

There ain't never been a horse that can't be roped.

We're going to jump with every chute we build.

There are no pat answers - we're pushing through some new frontiers, and lessons of the past don't always apply.

We're lost, but we're making good time.

There's a push and shove between people who want to take the beach and build condominiums and some local people who don't want to have anything to do with that.

We're no longer a small business; we're a large organization spread around the world. I can't imagine Netscape growing as fast as it has if it weren't for the way we use our products.

They?ve got a bigger bulldog to feed.

We've tapped into a huge demand, and it's up to us to fulfill that demand and to be creative doing it.

Take our own company as an example: We're living proof, we jump with our own parachutes.

This is a marvelous way to put people together on the Web.

What the commission searched for are recommendations for Mississippi's renewal that are sensible, doable and truly make a difference to our citizens' lives.

That's kind of like a houseboat: not a good house... not a good boat.

Three kinds of people: 1) see change and think of ways to capitalize, 2) see change and can't think of a way to capitalize, 3) don't see the change.

Where we can compete on merit, we do very well.

That's the ultimate gratification in any business situation - do customers buy the product? And do they use it and do they come back and buy more of it?

Three rules: if you see a snake, shoot it; don?t play with dead snakes; everything looks like a snake at first.

You cannot manage that which you cannot measure.

The ability of our people to think quickly and create great products in this whole new world of Internet open standards is not only essential to our success but is also one of the things that impresses me most about Netscape.

Two of three people on the Internet today prefer our product. As a company that's three years old, we're proud of that. We've just started a program to distribute 120 million copies of our product, so there are ways we can hold on to market share. Most companies would be proud of a 67 percent market share.

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American Business Executive, CEO and President of Netscape Communications Corporation