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Shira Ovide

Where Is Larry Page? Alphabet Deserves Better

Technology superpowers like the parent of Google require accountable, visible and empowered leaders.

Employees, shareholders and lawmakers would like a little face time.

Employees, shareholders and lawmakers would like a little face time.

Photographer: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

At a meeting last week of Alphabet Inc. stockholders, a man lobbed a simple query at the company’s chairman: Where is the CEO? 

Good question.