Source: Business Insider
Last spring as Larry Page was preparing to retake the helm at Google¸ he asked Steve Jobsfor advice. Jobs told him to focus on fewer things and do them really well. Jobs later recounted the conversation to his biographer Walter Isaacson.
Figure out what Google wants to be when it grows up. It’s now all over the map. What are the five products you want to focus on? Get rid of the rest because they’re dragging you down. They’re turning you into Microsoft.
Page has taken some steps in the right direction¸ killing a bunch of also-ran products and experimental projects. He’s also managed to slow the brain drain.
But Jobs had a good point. Just take a look through Google’s product portfolio….