martinibuster - 6:29 pm on Sep 28, 2011 (gmt 0)
I think that's good leadership. A lot better than the old guard nonsense spouted by the likes of Diller, Whitman, and Semel who were behind companies at the peak of the Industry, when it didn't take much effort to steer those companies through their relatively calm business environment. They all failed when the going required actual talent. I didn't know what to expect from Page, we never hear much about him. But so far he's doing pretty good.
I agree that Google's UI needs help. Even one of their most popular products, GMAIL, lacks an intuitive UI. It has to be learned.