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SlideshowEx-Google Boss Eric Schmidt Exits as Alphabet Executive Chairman

Google at Mobile World Congress, Barcelona, 2017.
Google at Mobile World Congress, Barcelona, 2017.

Michelle 12/31/2017 | 10:19:32 PM
Re: exit That's not a short stay, for sure! I didn't realize he'd been there for so long. It seems strange that he'll be gone now. It's kinda like Gates leaving Microsoft.
kq4ym 12/30/2017 | 4:14:17 PM
Re: exit Although the public may not know any real reasons for moving on, he certainly put enough years in at Google, 17 being a pretty good number in the tech industry for longevity. And he's certainly not going to be in the poor house but his rewards over the years can now prsumably be shared with others through the planned philanthropy efforts.
[email protected] 12/27/2017 | 8:58:03 PM
Re: exit Daniel don't think we will ever know the truth--so many of these moves have so many political implications it's like a classified CIA document. There are lots of reasons for moves some justified and some not so justified.
danielcawrey 12/27/2017 | 5:28:00 PM
Re: exit Seems like one of those scenarios where the real truth isn't totally known. Why else would Schmidt step down? Executive Chairman isn't a full-time job. 
[email protected] 12/26/2017 | 12:33:16 PM
Re: exit Ariella yes the details the truth is never really known in these cases but the speculation is always interesting!
Ariella 12/25/2017 | 10:43:46 AM
Re: exit @maryam that is a possibility. Likely we'll never know the full story because of nondisclosure agreements.
[email protected] 12/22/2017 | 11:19:31 PM
Re: exit The CEO choice and departure is always a sticky business unless its a planned retirement. The relationship with constituents throughout the organization can fuel the departure of the individual themselves may decide to move on to a better opportunity. It seems like this move is more related to moving Schmidt into a role that suits his talents. CEO is not necessarily the big thinkers in the organization as much as the leaders and organizers. He may be better suited as a visionary rather than an executive.
Ariella 12/22/2017 | 1:06:37 PM
exit @Mitch do you think this is an indication that the company is headed downward, or is this just a typical executive move?
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