Pichai: The future of Google is a book which presents a very researched information about the current CEO of Google, Sundar Pichai, and his role in making Google one of the tech giants.
It also presents an account of the challenges that Google faced through the years and how it evolved to the most popular search engine around the world.
The book is about Sundar Pichai, the current CEO of Google and his journey from the streets of Chennai to the Mountain View, California
About Jagmohan S. Bhanver
The book is written by Jagmohan S. Bhavner who is a top leadership coach and has also won the Rajiv Gandhi Excellence Award and the Global Achievers Award along with other felicitations in education and public service.
The early life of Sundar Pichai
Sundar was born in Madurai, Tamil Nadu. He hails from a middle-class family.
During his high school, he started to follow cricket along with his studies.
He always dreamed of solving real-life problems with the help of technology.
Education of Sundar Pichai
He got admitted to IIT Kharagpur, the first IIT to be established in India, in 1989, and joined the metallurgical department.
Not only he topped his batch but also won the prestigious silver medal for his academic excellence.
Though he was a student of metallurgy, he completed his thesis on electronic materials although electronics were not taught as a separate course at that time.
IIT was the place where he developed leadership qualities which he later builds on In the USA.
He went to the USA to complete his Master of Science at Stanford after which he worked for Applied Materials, a semiconductor firm.
He joined McKinsey as a consultant but then quit the job and got enrolled for an MBA at the Wharton School of Business.
As the founders of Google, Larry Page and Sergey Brin were its software experts, it was always great to have someone who could understand the hardware nuances of it.
Thus, Sundar joined Google in 2004.
About the book
The book is not only a biography of Sundar, but it also gives an idea of how Google took over the world.
Why Google is so important in the context of the current world?
How Google approached a different strategy from Yahoo to make itself more popular?
How Google was able to retain its users by launching a toolbar for windows after Microsoft decided to use Bing as the default search engine.
Sundar Pichai underlined the importance of having Google’s own web browser against the initial differences with Larry page and that’s how Chrome was born.
Sudar was able to foresee the challenges in the progress of Google.
He not only acted upon them but also negotiated the differences with his bosses.
After he became the CEO of the company, he has taken Google to new heights.
Whom Should Read
This book is for those who don’t even wonder why am I installing and using Google Chrome as a browser when internet explorer is already installed by default on my computer.
For all those technophiles and students who use Google in their daily life, it’s worth reading about Google as a company, its CEO, and how it evolved over time.
Google is just a 21 years old company and it has taken over the world.
Android users who are not from a computer background will also come to know that the monopoly that Google has created is not achieved in a single day.
They too had to face the problem of senior staff leaving the corporation like any other company.
You will come to know that Search Engine, Web Browser, Operating Systems are all different components of the computing world.
Indeed, Google has worked very hard to represent that Google is the Internet and the Internet is Google.
Also, you will love to read the uncertainty with which these tech companies work. It’s like a movie where a new company arrives and takes over a big firm. The battle between Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Amazon, and Apple is worth knowing. But, it’s equally correct that these companies define the progress of humans.
In the Indian Context
It’s very common that people of a company get jealous of the achievements of a fellow colleague, but the founders of Google took everything into their stride to put the right person in the right position.
When Sundar was appointed as the CEO of Google, many senior Google employees left the company.
Now, as he is also been named as the CEO of Alphabet (Google’s parent company), everyone around the world admits that Sundar Pichai is the right person to lead such a giant company.
This also shows the work ethics of companies in America that they are ready to trust people from around the world and are not afraid to give them huge responsibilities.
No wonder why people around the world travel to America for better opportunities.
Working for Google is a dream job for every IT student around the world.
In developing countries like India, the hiring of a student by Google grabs national attention.
So, many of you may wonder what it takes to be the CEO of that DREAM company.
After reading the book you will get the answer and you will be delighted to read about his contribution to this big company and technology as a whole.