Tony Fadell

Tony Fadell


Author Profession: US Inventor
Born: March 22, 1969
Age: 47 years old
Birth Sign: Aries


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At the end of the day, customer choice is essential. And we don't make products that compete with Apple, nor make products that compete with Google. Our customers come in both iOS and Android flavors, and I hope our customers can still buy the products they want to purchase wherever they want to purchase them.

I've been working with contractors designing and building a house on a nonstop basis since 2005. I learned about all these systems of audio, construction, electricity, energy, water systems.

Nest Thermostat owners like the carbon monoxide link. If Nest Protect's carbon monoxide alarm goes off, the Nest Thermostat automatically turns off the gas furnace.

Typical mergers happen when there are two competitors coming together, and they reduce overhead.

Learning by doing is the only way I know how to learn.

Well, you can say there is a self driving car. I'm seeing the automation of vehicles. Really, computer-assisted driving. I think that is really interesting to us because we are taking all of the sensors technologies and putting them in cars and making people safer.

It wasn't until the Apple Macintosh that people understood what true hardware-software integration was about. It took one company to line it up: low-cost hardware, cool graphics, third-party products built on top of it, in an all-in-one attractive package that was accessible to consumer marketing.

I knew a lot about product design before coming to Apple, but I didn't understand a lot about consumer experience design, which is really Apple's forte.

You need to set near-term milestones. Put the assumptions down on paper, and make it to your vision or ultimate product. Your team has to understand where they're going. Your partners need to understand where they're going.

Your television has changed, your phone has changed. Why don't these other things you need, that the government tells you you must have in your home, change?

Computers are great tools, but they need to be applied to the physical world.

Having kids makes you think about the world differently.

I don't want the iPod to be my defining thing.

I look at the world and peer into products and think, 'What's wrong with these products?'

I started designing the greenest the most connected home before the iPhone and the iPad.

If you don't have an emotionally engaging design for a device, no one will care about it.

In Tahoe, you want to be able check on the temperature of the house or turn it on before you get there. Because it's really cold in the winter.

Most thermostats are built by plumbing companies. But you really need to understand how to build a phone to make them better.

People buy products, and they want to understand what those things are and how they are applicable to their life.

Studies have shown that children are less likely to wake up to a horn than the sound of a mother's voice.

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