"Andy [Rubin] is more like Steve Jobs in his leadership style — top down . Sundar [Pichai] is...

"Andy [Rubin] is more like Steve Jobs in his leadership style — top down ... Sundar [Pichai] is more of a collaborative and low key leader, but very effective," says former Google (GOOG) exec Keval Desai about the company's Android leadership change. Given whom Rubin is compared to, that's not a ringing endorsement of the move. Meanwhile, former Google Reader chief Brian Shih thinks Google might be killing off the product to focus on Google+; he notes the Reader team had already been directed to other projects 3 times. "The Reader team actually understood social."

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  • Peter518
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    Stupid Google! Sell, sell, sell.
    14 Mar 2013, 10:23 AM Reply Like
  • margville
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    "Given whom Rubin is compared to, that's not exactly a ringing endorsement."
    Well, something must have worked for Jobs' management style, judging from the results he got while he was here. I will admit, that style may not necessarily be right for Google.
    14 Mar 2013, 11:11 AM Reply Like
  • Eric Jhonsa
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    That's what I meant. Sorry for any confusion.
    14 Mar 2013, 11:27 AM Reply Like
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