Nest, Dropcam... And the difficulty of managing an acquired smart home company

I wouldn’t be worried about the entire industry, just for Fadell’s seat. And who really cares about a micromanagerial egomaniac? Well some may vote for one into a higher seat, but that’s about it. Nest may be stagnant for a while until they find a way to “Step up”

This paragraph is so telling… “Mr. Fadell says employees simply weren’t ready for the changes about to happen as the company rapidly expanded. “Do the people underneath me and underneath underneath underneath, do they understand that?” Mr. Fadell said. “There’s one which is the captain of the ship, but does everyone else know what their jobs are? And that’s really the difference that we have here versus other places,” he said, again referring to his days at other companies.”

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