President and CEO of Google Eric Schmidt finally realized his dream 20 years ago - he took part in the creation of an operating system for a wide range of computer users. The dream was embodied in Eric Schmidt Google Chrome OS - free browser-based operating system, created the largest Internet Company in the world (Manyika, James, 2009). He remained a "trifle": to overcome the hegemony of Microsoft's operating system market.
Google employees like to tell that their President and CEO Eric Schmidt to its image in stark contrast with his colleagues and subordinates. Against the background of long-haired young programmers in T-shirts 54-year-old Schmidt, appears only in a fresh white shirt and tie. In his office, he looks more like a native of Wall Street, a university professor or a politician. However, such a strict appearance has nothing to do with the democratic style of leadership that is practicing, Eric Schmidt. It is known that he never gives a rigid policy guideline. His style of management is an equal partnership with the intellectual elite of Google (Manyika, James, 2009). However, when you want to take a tough decision - say, the closure of chronically loss-making project - Eric Schmidt's position is extremely difficult to shake.
Eric Schmidt, Emerson was born April 27, 1955 in Washington. His father was a successful economist, earning enough money, which allowed the mother does not work. Eric Schmidt graduated from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of California, where he earned a degree in computer science. His career as IT-manager, he started in the laboratory of computer science at the famous Research Center of Xerox Corporation in Palo Alto (PARC). Further, Schmidt joined the company Bell Laboratories, then - in the firm Zilog. Fast experience contributed to the fact that in 1983, Eric Schmidt was hired in from Sun Microsystems. There he soon became chief technology officer and board member of the corporation (Manyika, James, 2009). At these positions Schmidt worked very important thing - he led the development platform Java, designed for installation of equipment from different manufacturers, and also defined the strategy for Sun's software development for the Internet.
Career at Sun Microsystems Schmidt did, but many of his innovative ideas out there were not appreciated. As a result, in 1997, he left such a cozy place for the sake of perspective - he was asked to become CEO of Novell. Work at Novell, Eric Schmidt seemed very interesting, because it was a promising company, which occupies a leading position in the market of network technologies (Geron, Tomio, 2012). What was even more important, Novell has been actively promoting the competing platforms from Microsoft Windows - Linux. Going to work at Novell, Schmidt immediately began earnestly to develop Linux-technology and actually declared war on Microsoft and Bill Gates himself. However, in the late 90's desperate attempt to "transplant" from the familiar Windows user to a new operating system was a complete failure. This failure, among other things, financial bled ...