Google’s CEO Shakeup: Why Pick Larry Page?

Google’s bombshell announcement that Google co-founder Larry Page will replace CEO Eric Schmidt, who has helmed the company for a decade, shocked employees and even the most seasoned Google analysts, who are divided in accounting for why the…

Google’s bombshell announcement that Google co-founder Larry Page will replace CEO Eric Schmidt, who has helmed the company for a decade, shocked employees and even the most seasoned Google analysts, who are divided in accounting for why the company has made the unexpected change in leadership.

After all, under Schmidt’s watch the company has defended its dominance in search, seen its stock price more than triple, and triumphantly entered the mobile realm, where it has stolen share from incumbents like Apple and RIM.

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