Fleeing the Nest  

Shige Honjo, a veteran executive at Nest, and Scott Mullins, a senior engineering manager, are leaving the company, according to multiple sources.

Their exit comes amid a steady stream of departures from the connected-device unit under Google parent Alphabet, as pressure mounts on Nest to improve its sales targets and right its increasingly rancorous culture.

All these reports of trouble at Nest led me to worry of the future of the company. Recently I was thinking of purchasing additional Nest Protect smoke alarms – but these reports have put me off. Whatever the internal troubles are; the PR impact is damaging enough.

The concern: what if the company folds and my heating stops to work.