Instead, Page, who founded the firm in 1998 with partner Sergey Brin, plugged into a higher speed.
Such action and results make Page IBD's CEO of the Year.
Page's aggressive approach to inspiring one of the Internet's top performers into something even better doesn't surprise Nikesh Arora, Google's chief business officer who joined the company in 2004.
"He is one of the most hardworking people I have seen at this level in an organization, so he is clearly driven from a desire to make Google the best company in the world," he told IBD. "The challenges today are different than what they might have been in the last five or six years, and Larry is trying to make sure we are here for the long term."