Wired has a short recap of Eric’s time at Google, focusing on how he was leader and student at the same time.
An impressive career.
I love how they refer to it as: Adult supervision.
“In 2001, Schmidt became Googleâ€™s CEO, keeping the job for a decade of incredible growth and mindboggling impact. He then remained a key part of leadership as its executive chair, even as the corporation restructured itself in 2015 to a holding company named Alphabet, with Google its largest and most profitable division. As of Thursday night, thatâ€™s history tooâ€”Alphabet announced that Schmidt, 62, will step down from the chair post next month, 17 years older and almost $14 billion richer than when he joined the firm. He will retain a board seat and employee status as a â€œtechnical consultant.â€