Here is an interview with Google's Matt Cutts from last summer. A number of good tidbits in here on SEO. Serving mostly SEO clients in the USA, we are always trying to stay on top of what Google is saying to the SEO community about keyword research, ranking strategies and web spam.
I have many private thoughts about the SEO statements made in this video, but I will keep them to myself or I might make Chad angry. For information about SEO USA, see my recent post on the topic.