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Larry Page, “If You’re Changing The World, You’re Working On Important Things. You’re Excited To Get Up In The Morning”

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Puja Shree

1 Apr,2017

“I think part of the reason we are successful so far is that originally we didn’t really want to start a business”- Larry Page

Larry Page Enjoyed Computers As A Kid, He Had Passion!

“You never lose a dream, it just incubates as a hobby”-Larry Page

Born in Michigan in 1973, Larry Page's parents were both computer experts, so it was no surprise that he studied computer engineering at Stanford University. Growing up in a family obsessed with computers, he was surrounded by science magazines and computers which Larry was constantly drawn to. In other words, he grew a never-ending passion for computers since the day he was born. FYI- Many people, who become extremely successful, found their passion as children.

Early Life And Career

“If you’re not doing some things that are crazy, then you’re doing the wrong things”- Larry Page

His father, Carl Page, was a pioneer in computer science and artificial intelligence, and his mother taught computer programming. After earning a Bachelor of Science degree, Page decided to concentrate on computer engineering at Stanford University, where he met Sergey Brin.

Genesis  Of Google

“It is often easier to make progress on mega- ambitious dreams. Since no one else is crazy enough to do it, you have little competition”- Larry Page

Larry Page teamed up with grad school buddy Sergey Brin to launch the search engine Google in 1998. Together, Page and Brin developed a search engine that listed results according to the popularity of the pages, calling it "Google." Since launching Google in 1998, the company has become the world's most popular search engine, averaging nearly 6 billion searches daily in 2013.

Extraordinary CEOs Are Visionaries That Dared To Go Ahead When All Odds Were Turned Against Them

Larry Page, Google’s billionaire Co-founder and Chief Executive undoubtedly changed the world for us. Google has converted the world into a place wherein one needn’t memorise anything. Maybe his name isn’t as well-known as Mark Zuckerburg or Bill Gates, but it is because of his desire to ‘invent things’ that made the business world what it is today.

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Be Quick. Be Concise

“Always deliver more than expected”-Larry Page

Page in the past had worked towards cultivating a faster, more nimble management approach at Google. He had asked staff to give him 60-word updates or pitches on their current projects. That comes out to about two compressed paragraphs to impress and compel. Page encourages faster decisions and openness.


Continually Make Small Improvements

“You’re probably on the right track if you feel like a sidewalk worm during a rainstorm”-Larry Page

You want to have a huge focus on disruptive innovation in terms of developing new products or services. Page is all about making sure people keep tinkering with it to add new features and make small improvements that enhance usability. This is the trick kept in focus by Page while successful launch of any product. That happens to be a great way to keep customers engaged and loving your company.


Focus On Big, Disruptive Innovation

“You need to get one thing done well or else you don’t have permission to do anything else”-Larry Page

Page thinks incremental change is for the birds. He wants to go for the totally audacious ideas that would really turn things upside down for the better if they panned out. Sometimes they do and sometimes they don’t. Sometimes an idea that doesn’t pan out morphs into something else that becomes incredibly successful.


Concern Yourself With Learning

“I like to ask a lot of questions to my employees, to learn about what they do and how they do”-Larry Page

‘It’s not necessary to go to school to launch a Successful idea of business. I read a whole shelf of business books and that was basically all I needed’. The big business men and women all have something in common: whether they have a degree or not, they’ve never cast aside learning and transforming themselves even if it’s something as simple as reading. If you want to have your own business, then just concern yourself with learning. In fact, Larry Page once said: “live, learn, love the important things in life”. Dedicate a few minutes a day to reading books or even articles that will help you achieve your goal.

To Change The World ‘Always work on something uncomfortably exciting!’

“Some people are good at starting things, not good at finishing things”-Larry Page

Comfort ability is the worst friend for a successful business to have, so steer clear from it and try to put some effort into every task you do and every objective you pursue. If you’re able to make each day of work exciting and thrilling, then they’ll be no one to hold you back. Don’t get too comfortable and when you accomplish a goal celebrate! But move quickly to the next.  The issue is going to climb Little by Little, thus your business will grow and evolve.


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