Larry Page steps down as CEO of Alphabet, Sundar Pichai to take over

SmartThings jopfy
Dec 3, 2019 357 Comments

what do googlers think about this?

PS: Headline courtesy Robinhood

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  • Google kkkkkkkl
    Doesn’t really change much. Kinda going back to the pre-2015 days before Google was made a subsidiary of Alphabet.
    Dec 3, 2019 1
    • Facebook / Data kucS60
      That sounds like a much
      Dec 3, 2019
  • Google gtav
    Larry and Sergei were already MIA.
    For last 2 years both were focusing on side projects and X
    Dec 3, 2019 10
    • Amazon
      ookngrbn

      Amazon

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      Anti Aging
      Dec 3, 2019
    • Bloomberg / Eng
      WPslayer

      Bloomberg Eng

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      WPslayermore
      > What side projects are they working on?

      Spending tens of billions of dollars.
      Dec 3, 2019
    • I have a feeling this won’t mean much but seems politically motivated.
      Dec 3, 2019
    • Amazon / Eng OlAl28
      @bloomberg sounds technically challenging. I'm in
      Dec 3, 2019
    • Google TC 600K
      @rackspace so which one of them is going to run for president now?
      Dec 4, 2019
  • LinkedIn transitnoo
    Google is the new Balmer-Microsoft
    Dec 3, 2019 16
    • Bloomberg HorseFly
      Adobe nice joke 😂😂
      Dec 3, 2019
    • Apple Hadoopken
      > Google is below Adobe

      o o f
      Dec 3, 2019
    • Microsoft / Eng ComputePls
      It is a bit worse. While Gates and Ballmer fought real hard for the company during the turbulent years, google “leaders” just give up and stepped to a sandbox to play with new toys. Sure they can do what they want with their money but the company is left in a funky state.
      Dec 3, 2019
    • Convoy XWIF21
      Left and let the new leaders grow is now bad, some wars in Microsoft would be better left not fought.
      Dec 3, 2019
    • Microsoft nh91
      @adobe when did you switch from Albertsons?
      Dec 3, 2019
  • If I was Larry or Sergei, I would do the same and enjoy my time doing other exciting things
    Dec 3, 2019 12
    • Red Hat BrainLag
      “Contributing to humanity”? Lol
      Dec 3, 2019
    • New
      Bolus

      New

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      I am a ball during esophageal peristalsis. What am I?
      Bolusmore
      @BrainLag something you know very little about at Red Hat, probably
      Dec 3, 2019
    • Red Hat BrainLag
      That’s cute. Sounds like you’re drinking from the SV kool-aide still.

      News flash - vast majority of folks on here circle jerking around TC will likely make very little impact beyond revenue. 😉
      Dec 3, 2019
    • Microsoft ii55ezz75b
      brainlag gets it. the only “service to humanity” that goog did was making you the product lol
      Dec 3, 2019
    • Amazon BarLimbo
      Reinventing the reach around was critical to the future of targeted ads and the death nell of independent journalism. Facebook didn’t kill news with the newsfeed, it merely installed a dirty Sanchez in its place after google gutted the primary source of revenue for print news.
      Dec 3, 2019
  • Facebook / Eng pbujelly
    Low TC to follow Soon ;)
    Dec 3, 2019 17
    • Google
      refmachine

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      refmachinemore
      Right @Facebook... so my point is that it doesn’t seem to have anything to do with founders departure... Jobs was at Apple long after the 80s, and Jeff is at Amazon but it pays shit. Can you give any example besides Microsoft of when a company paid less (compared to others in the industry) when a founder retired?
      Dec 3, 2019
    • Facebook / Eng pbujelly
      Yahoo? (post Jerry Yang)..to be fair, Google killed Yahoo
      Dec 3, 2019
    • Google rob_enslin
      Uhhh....lower TC soon to follow at FB? If google pays less, the rest of the industry will follow. Have fun working 60+ hr/wk for a lot less at FB 😘
      Dec 3, 2019
    • Facebook / Eng Beatrix
      I refuse
      Dec 3, 2019
    • LinkedIn typsep
      Ugh... Google does pay low TC.
      Dec 4, 2019
  • Cisco / Eng
    gosharks

    Cisco Eng

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    Hands on developer, hardworking, leader, influencer, extremely committed to work, like to learn new things, level head in times of pressure
    gosharksmore
    Next, Alphabet headquarters moved to India in a few years... 😏
    Dec 3, 2019 23
    • Intel Hunting
      Not to mention the millions of jobs that went to China:
      https://ustr.gov/countries-regions/china-mongolia-taiwan/peoples-republic-china
      Dec 7, 2019
    • Cisco / Eng
      gosharks

      Cisco Eng

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      Hands on developer, hardworking, leader, influencer, extremely committed to work, like to learn new things, level head in times of pressure
      gosharksmore
      I don't feel Indians (or any other race) can just happen to produce the smartest people just due to their sheer population. It hugely depends on the culture and priorities of the population. Indian parents (and broadly Asian parents) are very serious about their children education and knowledge and cultivating skills from young ages. Most middle and upper class parents sent their kids only to private schools and colleges. This kind of consistent mindset driving their children leads to their children achieving much more than their western counterparts. Some Indian parents pour their family wealth, timeand income into education of next generation, which is something westerners lack. We are lax on our kids here, our public school system is shit and we rather burden our kids will loans to add to their struggles.
      All this contributes to quality of these kids when they graduate and face the world. Population has nothing to do with it, it is the culture.
      Dec 7, 2019
    • Teradata / Eng nobody045
      Yes, India today is the most advanced country in the world! We Indians are moving to US to help US to be great again.
      Dec 8, 2019
    • Reliable Software / Eng Sugoidesu
      @teradata stop bullshitting. We Indians are only going to usa for better life and money not coz we have some selfless desire to help usa. And no we are not the most advanced country in the world. Stop giving Indians a bad name with all that crap
      Dec 8, 2019
  • Google groogler
    I think it will be good for the stock and investor confidence. To know someone Wall Street savvy like Sundar in charge of the bets.
    Dec 3, 2019 8
    • Google PHmr67
      Sundar is the definition of Wall Street savvy: Stanford MBA + McKinsey Alumni
      Dec 3, 2019
    • Coyote Logistics cajunfries
      Stanford MS. Wharton MBA. ^Careful with the degrees ^ ;)
      Dec 3, 2019
    • Accenture / Data Subtilis
      Really too much cash to burn on his degrees
      Dec 3, 2019
    • McKinsey luvBigTits
      Ok well Wall Street savvy in my mind means ex IB/PE (like GS blackrock tpg Carlyle etc type of characters) sundar was basically an associate at mck when he left..
      Dec 3, 2019
    • Adobe Ramasis
      He received scholarships both at Stanford and in Wharton. He was one of the top students in his MBA class and one of the very few graduates who landed job at McKinsey from the campus.
      Dec 4, 2019
  • VMware / Eng
    tyxS31

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    What is the point of Alphabet again? Why the split?
    Dec 3, 2019 10
    • Genentech DyCY55
      None of the above are right answers. The main one was to promote talent. As Google becomes big and diversified, the heads of different businesses will be SVPs of Google instead of CEOs of a company - a factor that greatly influences people wanting to stick around or join the company. So other than rewarding specific individuals as CEOs, there is nothing else that was accomplished by the split that couldn’t be done in the previous model. Give me one benefit and I will show you how exactly it could be done in the previous model without splitting the company.
      Dec 6, 2019
    • VMware / Eng
      tyxS31

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      tyxS31more
      But even that promotion of talent sounds like BS, they still report to some other CEO so what is the difference?
      Dec 6, 2019
    • Genentech DyCY55
      The difference is, when company executives meet the president or some other dignitary, they usually send CEOs. So imagine Tim Cook, Mark Z and Sundar meeting President. It looks awkward if Sundar was an SVP. This what happened in 2016 when Trump met the Silicon Valley executives. A CEO is a CEO. And you can’t give the CEO title within a company which is why Google had to be split into individual pieces. That way, they have the flexibility of hiring and retaining talent. If Sundar continued to stay as SVP in Google, he would’ve been picked up as the CEO of a different tech company of some stature. Answer this... What would you do if you were SVP in Google along with ten other SVPs when Adobe comes running asking you to be their CEO? Personally, if it were me, I would jump. And that’s what Page & Brin tried to avoid by making Pichai a CEO without losing their own stake.
      Dec 6, 2019
    • VMware / Eng
      tyxS31

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      tyxS31more
      It is not unheard off to have multiple CEO's Ina company, I think Amazon has this between AWS and Amazon.com a CEO on each and both reporting to Bezos, while the company did not need to split
      Dec 6, 2019
    • New
      scap1

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      President and CEO of a major conglomerate operating 50+ major firms doing business in over 100+ countries.
      scap1more
      I don’t think it’s entirely an anti-trust thing. If it was, they would have split each Google service into its own corporation with no umbrella.
      Dec 10, 2019
  • Facebook / Eng solala
    When the founders are no longer the CEOs it usually gets less exciting
    Dec 3, 2019 3
    • Uber foolius
      I dunno, Microsoft is pretty exciting again after a long ass time. But yeah in general nobody cares about the company as much as founders
      Dec 3, 2019
    • Facebook / Eng solala
      Yeah. Its pretty clear that the founders are the only people who would do things based on some clear vision and not just to keep the share holders happy.
      Dec 3, 2019
    • New
      scap1

      New

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      President and CEO of a major conglomerate operating 50+ major firms doing business in over 100+ countries.
      scap1more
      Yeah, I think Nadella is doing an excellent job at Microsoft.
      Dec 10, 2019
  • Amazon TdSc72
    Why the fuck you guys care about these changes? How will this matter to us?
    Dec 3, 2019 4
    • Microsoft zurp61
      Could signify more serious investments in core businesses / cloud and less ‘other bets’ stuff which have been burning $3bn++ annually
      Dec 3, 2019
    • Microsoft k6b4v0
      Could also mean more cuts to benefits!
      Dec 3, 2019
    • Amazon Vulgar
      He’ll probably run GOOG more like a business. Not a bad thing, particularly for the investors.

      Maybe a little less product ADHD, huh?
      Dec 3, 2019
    • Nintendo false.
      Could also open up the flood gates to ethics violations that we joke about Google not having. It could be worst.
      Dec 3, 2019

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