Tony Fadell Departs From Nest

Tony Fadell, today:

Today though, my news is bittersweet: I have decided that the time is right to “leave the Nest.” […]

Although this news may feel sudden to some, this transition has been in progress since late last year and while I won’t be present day to day at Nest, I’ll remain involved in my new capacity as an advisor to Alphabet and Larry Page. This will give me the time and flexibility to pursue new opportunities to create and disrupt other industries — and to support others who want to do the same — just as we’ve done at Nest. We should all be disrupters!

Larry Page three years ago, announcing Andy Rubin’s “decision” to step down as the head of Android:

Having exceeded even the crazy ambitious goals we dreamed of for Android — and with a really strong leadership team in place — Andy’s decided it’s time to hand over the reins and start a new chapter at Google. Andy, more moonshots please!

These Google guys sure love to use exclamation marks to express their enthusiasm for executives being shown the door.

Friday, 3 June 2016