“What the CEO of the ‘New’ Google Needs to Do Next” by Bhaskar Chakravorti
The old Google had always been a tricky leadership challenge. Industry veteran Eric Schmidt has been the face of the company in the past, while founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin were focused on growing the company. More recently, Page and Brin’s interests shifted to the pursuit of a disparate array of moonshots — and a subsequent list of failed attempts — bankrolled by a single core business. But as the scope of the founders’ experiments expanded, the vision of that core business became harder to articulate. And from a revenue perspective, it was being taxed for the benefit of those unrelated ventures.