Sundar Pichai was born in Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India in a family of an engineer. His father was MR. Ragunatha Pichai was an electrical engineer at GEC, and the British conglomerate and His mother was Lakshmi, who was a stenographer. His father was the owner of a manufacturing plant that used to produce electrical components this was the place where Sundar got his interest in technology.
Early life and education
Pichai grew up in a middle-class family and lived his young age in an apartment which barely had two rooms, in Ashok Nagar, Chennai. His father's manufacturing plant was the first place where he got his interest in technology, at the age of 12 he was first introduced to technology when his family brought their first telephone. He was wondered how effortlessly he can call anyone living far from him and initially he was completely unaware of his talent of remembering every digit that he used to dial without writing them.
Pichai once talked of his childhood and his modest house. In an interview with New York Times, he said "There was a simplicity in the way we lived, which was very nice as compared to today's foggy and complexity of the world. We lived in a modest house, shared with tenants. We used to sleep on the living room floor. There was a drought when I was growing up, and we had anxiety. Even now, I can never sleep without a bottle of water beside my bed. Other houses had refrigerators, and then we finally got one. It was a big deal."
Sundar Pichai had completed his schooling in a CBSE school named Jawahar Vidhyalaya in Ashok Nagar, Chennai and completed his higher secondary (Class XII) from Vana Vani school at IIT Madras. He completed his college education from IIT Kharagpur in the metallurgical engineering stream, This is the dream part of his career getting admission into IIT Kharagpur, being a south Indian boy struggling with Hindi, he used to score the highest marks in some tests at the college while once getting C grade with disappointment,
thereafter he also went for holding an M.S. degree from Stanford University in materials science and engineering, and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University which is located in Pennsylvania, he was also named as a Siebel Scholar as well as a Palmer Scholar.
He remained in the United States thereafter, working briefly for Applied Materials (a supplier of semiconductor materials) and working for a short stint at the management consulting firm McKinsey & Company. In 2004 Pichai joined Google where he served as the head of product management and development.
He initially worked on the Google Toolbar, which made it easy for those using the Microsoft Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox Web browsers to effortlessly access the Google search engine also worked on a suite of Google's client software products, which includes Google Chrome and its OS version, as well as on Google Drive. Therefore over the years, He focused on overseeing the development of other useful applications such as Gmail and Google Maps, Google Chrome which was launched in 2008, which currently are important working tools for many of us, 2008 was the same year when Pichai was elected as the vice president of product management. It was a consistent growth for him that he became senior vice president of product management in 2012 and thereafter product chief in the next two years. March 13, 2013, was the date when Pichai added Android to the list of Google products that he oversaw and After successful results with Chrome, he gradually started appearing at Google's media and then further developer events. In 2013, he was given charge of operating the Android division.
Then the historical day came, Pichai was selected to become the next CEO of Google on August 10, 2015. After being appointed Product Chief by CEO, Larry Page it's his fate and hard work that resulted in making him the Next CEO of Google. On October 24, 2015, he took his responsibilities and embraced the new position at the completion of the formation of Alphabet Inc., which is known as the new holding company for the Google company family.
He was considered as the new contender for the CEO of Microsoft, a position that was given to Satya Nadella.
Once he drew the attention of the public In August 2017, Pichai fired one of his employees who wrote a ten-page manifesto criticizing the company's policies and arguing that "distribution of preferences and differentiation of abilities of men and women due to biological causes and these differences may explain why we don't see equal representation of women in technology and leadership" therefore many arguable topics raised and Sundar said in a memo to all his employees that "to suggest a group of our colleagues have traits that make them less biologically suited to that work is offensive and not OK".
In December 2017, Pichai had attended the World Internet Conference in China and given a speech, he stated that "a lot of work which Google does is to provide their help to Chinese companies. There are so many small and medium-sized businesses growing in China who take advantage of Google to get their products to many other countries outside of China."
In 2015 when the company was restructured and Alphabet. inc was created, therefore he is CEO of both Alphabet and Google.
In IIT, Sundar met the woman who was the love of his life and was going to marry later. He says that "I met my wife Anjali at IIT Kharagpur, so whenever I asked a friend to call her, they would shout loudly Anjali, Sundar is here for you," and now He is married to Anjali Pichai, a chemical engineer from Kota, Rajasthan. They met as classmates at the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur. The couple has two children, a girl and a boy named Kavya and Kiran.
What Can We Learn from His Life:-
Take risks and keep trying:-
Sundar Pichai as CEO has taken the company in a new direction with all his efforts and ability to take risks. He was never afraid of taking risks that led him to the success we are witnessing. Risk-taking is the quality of a true leader that should be adopted by every young mind.
Having dreams but no efforts to make them come true is not a dream but just considered as a desire. Being ambitious actually means putting every effort that it takes to keep moving forward with growth. When you pick your life's goals don't forget to add this ingredient so that if you encounter any problem you, yourself will make sure that you don't stop anywhere.
it's been in head of people from decades that people on peak have ego and standards on peak, but it's not actually true, people who are surprisingly great are surprisingly small and simple that's make them great, and that should be the attribute adopted by everyone trying harder to be something. simplicity must be reflected in demeanor. Every one at Google just loves him and prefer to be in his guidance. He supports employees outstandingly.