Cloud Computing: What Google`s Larry Page Needs to Do to Succeed as CEO: Top 10 Things
Google shocked Wall Street and the tech world Jan. 20 by proclaiming CEO Eric Schmidt would be turning control of the search engine giant back over to co-founder Larry Page, whom Schmidt replaced a decade ago. Google stock rose and fell like a wave as investors struggled to parse the meaning behind the move, which isn't effective until April 4. Schmidt will still loom large at Google as executive chairman, brokering deals around the globe and providing "adult supervision" from a higher level. Co-founder Sergey Brin is apparently focusing hard on Google's social software efforts, which have lagged Facebook's to date. In an earlier slide show, eWEEK discussed 10 ways the move could impact Google, particularly with respect to communicating its competitive positioning in a market poised to crucify it for competing too hard. But Page needs to stop and think how he can improve the company, which enjoyed a fine fourth quarter and an even better 2010, so it can continue its success for the next decade. Hiring 6,200 workers this year is great, but what will Google do with them? Here are 10 tips about what Page should do as CEO.