As market watchers mull over whether Alphabet, the parent company of Google, has a leadership problem, Bill George, former CEO of Medtronic, said the company's issue is direction.
"The question is … can Larry Page guide and direct them and keep them under control?" he told "Closing Bell." "He's got a group of mavericks and they're not all going to work out."
George's comments come amid reports of leadership dissatisfaction at Alphabet, a crisis that has placed the company under investor scrutiny. Market watchers remain concern about whether Alphabet's compartmentalization helps the stock in the long run.
Last year, CEO Larry Page told investors in a release that separating the companies was an effort to "run things independently … [and] have a great CEO for each business."