Growing up in India, like many of you, Sundar Pichai got my first telephone when he was 12. In case it turned out be a rotary phone, so it wasn’t that great for selfies. But he still loved to call my friends, play with it and sometimes take it apart. That telephone cemented my fascination with technology. Sundar Pichai remember in his parents’ house in Chennai, reading about the invention of the transistor at Bell labs. Of course, that initial invention helped found what became referred to as Silicon Valley and out of that came companies like fairchild semiconductor and Intel and every one the computers and software, that we all use today. You can draw an immediate line from that invention to the technology, that powers your Twitter feed or your WeChat messages today.
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When he was younger, people would say, this person didn’t get into this college or something and that is the end of the road. Sundar Pichai thought life is so different from that, and so he think it is important to you know, keep your hopes, keep your dreams and try to follow them and you recognize he think, most of how life plays out is up to you, not up to what happens outside of you. It’s important to keep that in mind and take the long-term view. As a teenager, jumping on to a crowded train. At Chennai and traveling for 24 hours, to attend my school at IIT Kharagpur and that opportunity changed the course of my life. You want to aim high enough that you fail, you know few times thought it is the natural part of the process. In fact, Larry accustomed say if you’re employed on really difficult things, you’re more happy because you’ve got no competition, others aren’t performing on that difficult a drag . And although you fail, you finish up doing something great within the process.
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You know, working the real world, it is important to be well rounded, it is important to try different things, or you know take some risks, he would encourage people to follow their passions a little bit more. To follow set lanes throughout your career. Getting into an elite institution doesn’t guarantee success, it matters plenty but it doesn’t guarantee success. It is important to stay that perspective in life and life may be a long road, and you know, you would like to require it at the proper pace and luxuriate in what you are doing. Sundar Pichai knew how much hard work it takes to pursue your dream of building a business. The long hours, time faraway from family, the ideas you recognize are brilliant, that just don’t seem to catch on. Reading that and thinking, it is the concept matters. It didn’t matter where you come from or what your background is.
One revolutionary idea, one brilliant invention can unleash other entrepreneurs to revolutionize, industries and ways you could never predict.