Google chairman and ceo eric schmidt knows full well that the economy is staggering, that the job market is downright ugly, and a recovery is unlikely before 2010 but he the economy and the situation that we're in now will create phenomenal opportunities that are before each and every one of you. Schmidt was being facetious, of course but google and its competitors are amassing endless troves of personal user data–tracking everything from browsing history to email to mobile usage–at times controversially google has already faced a number of high-profile lawsuits over privacy issues related to. Alphabet has announced that former google ceo eric schmidt will be stepping down from his role as alphabet's executive chairman schmidt will be transitioning to a new position as a technical advisor at the company as he continues to serve on alphabet's board schmidt has served in senior roles at.
Google ceo eric schmidt arrives in pyongyang eric schmidt arrives in pyongyang speculation has been heightened by google's reticence in discussing its chairman's trip photograph: david guttenfelder/ap as diplomatic encounters go, it has to be among the most intriguing: the head of a revolutionary. Here's what eric schmidt learned from serving as google's ceo side by side with its founders so a key skill to develop as the ceo or senior leader in a company is to know which decisions to make and which to let run their course without you this skill is even more important when you find yourself in.
Eric schmidt hasn't always been famous, or even a first choice as ceo but here's what he taught me.