1. Salary Optics: Why Google CEO Sundar Pichai Turned Down a Big Stock Award

    Salary Optics: Why Google CEO Sundar Pichai Turned Down a Big Stock Award

    Google CEO Pichai Sundar Pichai was, for years, one of the world’s highest-paid corporate executives. Now he’s facing the opposite reality: No big paychecks at all. The Google chief executive officer hasn’t received an equity award in more than two years. A key reason is that Pichai turned down a big new grant of restricted stock in 2018 because he felt he was already paid generously, according to a person familiar with the decision...

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    1. Clearly there's very little retentive effect left for Pichai.
    2. He's not a well-seasoned CEO who has been through these types of crises before. But he appears to be learning quickly.
    3. Maybe there are a few elements of doubt around his leadership credentials.
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