Headline July 05, 2016/ ''' *NUST- NUML* [NAY-NO] : *NEST* '''

''' *NUST- NUML* [NAY-NO] : 

*NEST* '''

*!WOW! ART WONDER*  :   LUMS- IBA- GIK- BAHRIA  and we all  begin the long process of looking at and researching every university.

We have begun here, at the hosts. Let's say we owe it to the host  -Pakistan. Now just take the great case of NUST: It produced such outstanding engineers and students, and even greater human beings like : Rabo, Haleema, Sarah, Hussain..

But for now, this post is about this great company NEST, where its outstanding leader, Tony Fadell, has decided to call it a day, which raises so many questions about Google parent's big bets.  

Time to move on. That is the explanation  TonyFadell, a star executive executive at  Apple known for his aggressive management style, offers for his departure from Nest, -a maker of digital version of household staples like thermostats and smoke detectors that he helped found and sold to Google.

ALPHABET,  -Google's parent company announced  just recently that Mr. Fadell was leaving Nest after leading it for six years, including the last two under the ownership of Google, which bought it for $2.4 billion in 2014.

His departure comes after months of controversy regarding his leadership. Mr. Fadell, the company said, will become an adviser to Alphabet and to its chief executive, Larry Page.

In a recent interview in his office in Palo Alto, Calif, Mr Fadell, 47, talked about his career. At Apple, he lead the engineering team that created the iPoddigital music player and worked on the first three versions of the iPhone. In 2010 he founded Nest with Matt Rogers, a young Apple engineer.

''I'm a guy who's at the beginning of things,'' Mr.Fadell said. ''I don't like to do maintenance mode, it's not what gets me out of bed.''

But he's leaving after articles on the technology news sites  The Information and Recode   describing a harsh corporate culture at Nest and abrasiveness on his part that led to resignations, stymied product development and disappointing revenue growth.

 The sharpest attack came from Greg Duffy, the founder and former chief executive of  Dropcam, the home video camera and cloud computing service that Nest acquired for $555 million in 2014, about six months after Google bought Nest.

Mr. Duffy clashed with Mr. Fadell, remained at  Nest for eight months and briefly moved to another post at  Google  before departing last September.

Writing on  Medium  in late March, Mr. Duffy said he regretted selling Dropcam to Nest and noted his  ''extreme differences''  on management style with the current leadership at Nest.''

In an interview, which Mr. Fadell agreed to on the condition that it not be published before  Alphabet  announced that he was leaving, he had answers for most of the criticisms of his tenure.

He described the staff departures as a small fraction of  Nest  employees and in line with the turnover in Silicon Valley, where switching jobs is just so common.

Mr. Fadell said that  Nest  had  ''strong double-digit'' revenue growth from the outset. In a statement some Fridays ago, Mr. Page, citing  Nest's achievements, noted that its revenue growth was in excess of 50 percent'' a year since it has began shipping products in 2011.

Mr. Fadell characterized  Nest  as healthy, with 1,100 workers and strong teams design, software and services around its three product families  -its ''learning''  thermostat, smoke detector and video camera.

Yet the larger issue is not  Nest's  past performance but what impact Mr. Fadell'sdeparture will have on its future.

NEST is the linchpin of Alphabet's bet on the emerging smart home market, -devices and software to automate homes for convenience, energy savings and security

Mr. Fadell will be succeeded by Marwan Fawaz, a former executive vice president of  Motorola Mobility, the mobile phone maker Google bought for $12.5 billion in 2011.

Google unloaded Motorola three years later to Lenova for the fire sale price of $2.9 billion, though a sizable share of Motorola's value was its thousands of patents.

In the troubled Motorola acquisition, Mr. Fawaz lead a financial bright spot, Motorola Home, a television set-top box business. He pared its product line, cut costs and and oversaw its sale in a 2013 deal  for $2.35 billion to the Arris Group, a cable television equipment maker.

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