Alphabet Inc. Chairman John Hennessy Professional Ethics

I am sure that you have heard the name “GOOGLE”. But do you know that GOOGLE is a child concern of the “Alphabet Inc”? Today we will know a lot of things about the chairman of Alphabet Inc. Mr.  John Hennessy.

Professional Ethics of The Chairman of Alphabet Inc. Mr. John Hennessy

John Hennessy, who is the Alphabet Chairman, interviewed by The wall street journal‘s journalist about professional ethics.

Here is the full interview of him with The Wall Street journal.

Question 1. What’s the first thing you do when you wake up in the morning?

-The first thing I do is put on a robe and make myself a coffee.

Question 2.Your first computer was-

-My first computer was a Radio shack trash ad.

Question 3. As you were the head of Stanford’s department of computer science and later the school’s president, then who were the better Stanford students? The founders of Yahoo or the founders of Google?

-They were both excellent students, but they each made an impressive different contribution. Yahoo figured out how to make advertising work on the internet, and Google decided how to do significant research.

Question 4. What’s one class everyone in business should take?

-I think everyone should take a class that emphasizes algorithmic thinking and the basics of computing.

Question 5. The best way to run a meeting is-

-Run it focused on time and keep it short.

Question 6. The most significant disruption to your workday is-

-Unwanted phone calls usually about people’s problems.

Question 7. You have been called “The Godfather of Silicon Valley,” who plays you in the movie Al Pacino or Robert De Niro?

-No, my wife wants Al Pacino deployment.

Question 8. Speaking of Standford alums, would you instead play golf with Tiger Woods or go to the Oscars with Reese Witherspoon?

-I think I would instead go to the Oscars because of my better observer than I am a golfer.

Question 9. Android or iPhone?


Question 10. The hardest thing being a Chairman of the board is-

-ensuring that a group of highly capable people make a significant contribution to making the company better.

Question 11. What is one attribute that every good board member should have?

-A willingness to speak up and try to make a real contribution and whatever their particular expertise is.

Question 12. What’s your most prized personal possession?

-well, I don’t exactly own my family, but they are my most prized possessions.

Question 13. What’s the difference between a leader and a manager?

-A leader takes a group of people in a direction they need to go. It’s often complicated. A manager figures out the logistics that need to be solved along the way.

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