Three years ago, his resume was impeccable. Now, top recruiters and management experts told Fortune the charismatic CEO's performance could end up permanently tarnishing his reputation.
By Shelley DuBois, reporter
FORTUNE -- His résumé was to die for. Tim Armstrong had been Google's first salesman and, as president of American operations, presided over the firm's explosive expansion. He'd forged relationships with the world's biggest advertisers and solidified his reputation with a generation MORESep 13, 2011 11:35 AM ET
While he remains something of an enigma, Larry Page's leadership style and ideals are becoming increasingly clear. Here are a few strategies that managers can learn from the Google co-founder.
By Vickie Elmer, contributor
FORTUNE -- After Larry Page resumed the chief executive job at Google two weeks ago, he didn't hold any big employee meetings or give interviews with major media outlets. Instead, he plopped down $900 million to acquire the MOREApr 18, 2011 10:22 AM ET
Contrary to myth, new college grads don't need a 3.7-or-higher GPA to get hired at Google, says a new book. What they do need: Passion for technology and a track record of stellar achievement.
By Anne Fisher, contributor
FORTUNE -- Dear Annie: I will be graduating from an Ivy League college in a couple of months and I'd really like to go to work for Google. The only problem is, I've heard that MOREApr 7, 2011 10:05 AM ET
More and more, companies are reconsidering the assumption that tech founders lack the skills to take a company to the next level as CEOs.
By Joel Bomgar, contributor
FORTUNE -- In the same way that a parent's advice never sounds quite as convincing as a new friend's, and a prophet is hardly ever as believable in his hometown as he is abroad, tech founders have had a hard time making the case that MOREMar 29, 2011 11:27 AM ET
Google and Apple came to dominate the smartphone world in part by developing a platform for third-party developers to sell their apps. Why this growth model applies to your business.
By John Hagel and John Seely Brown, contributors
As the economic outlook begins to brighten, executives are turning once again to the opportunities and challenges of growth. Investors are looking for companies that can deliver high levels of sustained profitable growth -- MOREMar 16, 2011 12:09 PM ET
I don't know about you, but I'd rather live in Google than in China. That's why, as the armies line up today to begin what could very well be a protracted war between these two great nations, my home will be flying the flag of the guys from Mountain View, not Beijing.
First of all, people who live in Google have 20% of their time to do whatever they want. That's MOREBing - Mar 23, 2010 10:51 AM ET
You'll have to excuse me but I'm just so excited that I can barely type. I just finished watching Eric Schmidt, the CEO of Google, elsewhere on this site, and the implications of what he said for our nation just fill me with hope or something.
Knowing all the problems that we face as a country, and the difficulties our government has to face in trying to solve them, it's good MOREBing - Feb 25, 2010 10:46 AM ET
1. 59 yo-yos, purchased over a lifetime on the principle that they would accrue in value and eventually be collector's items, as indeed they are, in the sense that they seem to be of interest only to the person who collected them. Current value: $157 dollars.
2. Large portfolio of comic books circa 1966 - 2006, assembled after I found out that my mother had thrown away all my Silver Age MOREBing - Mar 26, 2009 10:13 AM ET
I woke up yesterday morning and found myself paralyzed. I lay in bed and couldn't move. I didn't even know what I was worried about, I was so worried. Eventually, I got myself up, shaved with trembling hands, and made my way to the office. I got to my desk and read the headlines. Then I really couldn't move.Bing - Apr 22, 2008 9:47 AM ET
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