Two years after Google cofounder Larry Page took up his new role as CEO, Fortune recently sat down with Page to give us a lengthy interview discussing everything from Apple to driverless cars. Today, Fortune published another profile on Page as CEO. The article will appear in its upcoming Jan. 14, 2013 issue, and it will detail some of the changes Page made on the executive level, his ability to execute a vision like Google Now in six months, and his desire to focus on core products:
That Google Now went so quickly from vision to product is a testament to Page’s reinvigorated Google. Page has long said that the biggest threat facing Google is Google itself, and since becoming CEO he has zeroed in on bloat, bureaucracy, and just about anything that slows innovation. (His obsession with speed can take peculiar forms. He once asked Sundar Pichai, the senior vice president in charge of the Chrome web browser and other apps, to be mindful of the seconds it took executives to transition onstage at companywide meetings. “You should come closer to the stage and stand, so you don’t make the company wait,” Pichai remembers being told.)
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