In the Google Q1 Earnings Call, Eric Schmidt seems to admit that the the 'cool idea' by Google to let their employees work 20% of their time on non-search related projects has been a waste of time.

In the Google Q1 Earnings Call, Eric Schmidt seems to admit that the the ‘cool idea' by Google to let their employees work 20% of their time on non-search related projects has been a waste of time. Schmidt said:

Sometimes I worry that we spend so much time talking about all the new things that we don't focus as much on the core business, especially in our marketing and messaging. In looking at the quarter, the most important message is that our core business is very strong. It is the core business that is driving our success. Core services are as vital and vibrant and innovative as they could possibly be.

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