What do you do after ten years running one of the world’s most successful and feared companies?
If you’re Eric Schmidt, CEO of Google, it seems the role of television talk-show host holds some appeal. The 55-year-old Schmidt, who in April will hand over day-to-day control of Google to co-founder Larry Page, has been working on developing a show that would feature him as the host, according to the New York Post’s Page Six.
The article does not say exactly what type of talk-show Schmidt wants to emcee.
Will Schmidt, who has toiled in the tech industry for decades, cast himself as a feel-good self-help guru a la Dr Phil, or might he see a model of inspiration in Jerry Springer’s tireless work chronicling the everyday dramas and disputes of regular Joes?
If the morning crowd is Schmidt’s cup of tea, his timing may be perfect, following the recent news that Regis Philbin plans to retire.
But Schmidt may have something with a bit more gravitas in mind, given that he’s been working with Liza McGuirk, the executive producer of CNN’s “Parker Spitzer” program, according to the Post.