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Orderly & Conflict Free? Alphabet’s Schmidt Sets an Example for Smooth Exits in Tech

Eric Schmidt, who is stepping down as executive chairman of Alphabet, Google's parent, has been the tech model for seamless transitions from company founders to a seasoned business pro.

Silicon Valley mystery: Why the 'time is right' for Eric Schmidt to leave as Alphabet chairman

If the first thing you asked was "what did he do" when you heard the news that Google fixture Eric Schmidt is stepping aside as Alphabet executive chairman, you have company.

Why Is Alphabet CEO Eric Schmidt Technically Serving In The Department Of Defense?

Authored by Eric Lieberman via The Daily Caller, Eric Schmidt, chief executive of Google parent company Alphabet, was appointed chairman of a Department of Defense program in 2016 that was established by former President Barack Obama’s...Show More Summary

Be Kind of Evil

On Thursday, the second most valuable company in the world announced that one of its chieftains was stepping down. Eric Schmidt, 62 and enormously wealthy, announced he would leave his post of executive chairman at Alphabet for an advisory role with the company. Show More Summary

End of a Google era: Alphabet executive chairman Eric Schmidt steps down

Bringing to a close the stewardship of one of the world's most successful companies, Eric Schmidt is stepping aside as the executive chairman of Google-parent Alphabet's board of directors.

Surveillance advocate Eric Schmidt is stepping down as head of Google parent company Alphabet

3 weeks agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Eric Schmidt, the ex-Sun CEO who came onboard at Google to be the "adult supervision" for the founders and who has repeatedly declared privacy dead and dismissed people who worried about surveillance business-models as unrealistic nutcases, is stepping down as head of Alphabet, the parent company of Google. (more…)

Soon, Less 'Adult Supervision' at Google's Parent Company

Eric Schmidt, the man who turned Google into a juggernaut during his decade as CEO, is stepping down as executive chairman of Alphabet, its parent company. The company announced Thursday that the 62-year-old will be leaving the role, but will stay on as technical adviser and will continue to serve...

Eric Schmidt, Alphabet Chairman, to Take Advisory Role

Alphabet Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt this week said he plans to step down from his leadership role on the company's board and will instead serve as a technical advisor to the company. "Larry, Sergey, Sundar and I all believe that the time is right in Alphabet’s evolution for this transition. Show More Summary

Schmidt logs off as alphabet chairman

Alphabet Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt will step down in January, ending a 17-year-run in which he played a central role in building a promising startup called Google into a global technology powerhouse.        

Eric Schmidt: A Timeline Of One Of The Most Influential And Awkward Leaders In Tech

Schmidt, who is stepping down as Alphabet’s chairman, has a history of shining boardroom achievements (and clumsy public statements). Eric Schmidt, who stepped down Thursday as Alphabet’s chairman, is one of the most influential tech executives in history–and among the wealthiest–but he’s also among the most awkward where public relations is concerned. Read Full Story

Eric Schmidt to step down as Alphabet executive chairman in January

Alphabet Inc. Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt will be a taking a more backseat role going forward with the company announcing that he would step down from his current position in January. Schmidt, who previously served as Google Inc....Show More Summary

Alphabet executive chairman Eric Schmidt will step down in January

(Reuters) — Alphabet Inc said on Thursday its Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt will step down from his position to become a technical adviser as of its next regular board meeting in January. He will continue to serve on the Alphabet’s board of directors, the company said. “The time is right in Alphabet’s evolution for this […]

Here’s what Eric Schmidt had to say about managing “geek gods” in 1999

In the spring of 1999, Eric Schmidt was the CEO of networking giant Novell—which, at the time, made him one of the more important people in the tech industry. His reputation for being good at managing nerdy geniuses inspired Fast Company...Show More Summary

Eric Schmidt stepping down as chair of Alphabet board

Google's parent company Alphabet on Thursday announced that Eric Schmidt will step down as chairman, remaining on the board but shifting into a role as a technical advisor. "In recent years, I've been spending a lot of my time on science and technology issues, and philanthropy, and I plan to expand that work," Schmidt said in a release. Show More Summary

Eric Schmidt departs, and Alphabet’s era of adult supervision is over

When Eric Schmidt joined Google as CEO in 2001, the theory was that the company’s founders, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, needed a seasoned tech executive to help them run the burgeoning business they had created. When he gave up thatShow More Summary

Eric Schmidt is stepping down as Alphabet’s Executive Chairman

Eric Schmidt has been working with Alphabet for many years and with Google even longer, filling executive roles along the way. That will end with the announcement today made by Alphabet which states that Eric Schmidt will step down as Alphabet’s Executive Chairman. [...]

Eric Schmidt Steps Down As Alphabet's Executive Chairman

After six years as executive chairman of Alphabet - the parent company of technology giant Google - Eric Schmidt announced in a press release today that he will step down, taking on the role of technical advisor at the company and remaining on its board. More »      

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