Lary Page Biography || Google Founder || Startup Stories || Success Story


[Music] welcome Pal before going please like
comment and subscribe so let’s start Larry Page parent of Google. Page was
born on March 26 1973 in Lansing, Michigan
his father is Jewish. Page recalled his childhood noting that his house was
usually a mess with computers ,science and technology magazines and popular
science magazines all over the place Page also played flute and studied
music composition while growing up Page has mentioned that his musical education
inspired his impatience and obsession with speed in computing. In some sense I
feel like music training led to the high speed legacy of Google for me. He became
the first kid in his elementary school to turn in an assignment from a word
processor. He said that from a very early age I also realized I wanted to invent
things so I became really interested in technology in business probably from
when I was 12, I knew I was going to start a company eventually Page created
an inkjet printer made of Lego bricks literally aligned plotter after he
thought it possible to print large posters cheaply with the use of inkjet
cartridges. Page reverse engineered the Ink cartridge and built all of the
electronics and mechanics to drive it after enrolling in a computer science
ph.d program at Stanford University Page was in search of a dissertation
theme and considered exploring the mathematical properties of the world
wide web understanding its link structure as a huge graph his supervisor
Terry Winograd encouraged him to pursue the idea and Page recalled in 2008 that
“it was the best advice he had ever received”.
Page focused on the problem of finding out which web pages link to a given page
considering the number and nature of such backlinks as valuable information
for that page, Sergey Brin a fellow Stanford PhD student would soon join
pages research project nicknamed backrub together the pair authored a research
paper titled the anatomy of a large scale hypertextual web search engine
which became one of the most downloaded scientific documents in the history of
the Internet at the time. John Battelle co-founder of Wired magazine wrote that
Page had reasoned that they entire web was loosely based on the premise of
citation after all what is a link but a citation if he could devise a method to
count and qualify each backlink on the web as page puts it the web would
become a more valuable place at the time Page conceived of backrub the web
comprised an estimated 10 million documents with an untold number of links
between them the computing resources required to crawl such a beast were well
beyond the usual bounds of a student project unaware of exactly what he was
getting into Page began building out his crawler to convert the backlink data
gathered by backrubs web crawler into a measure of importance for a given web
page.Brin and Page developed the PageRank algorithm and realized that it
could be used to build a search engine far superior to existing ones the
algorithm relied on a new technology that analyzed the relevance of the
backlinks that connected one web page to another. Page and Brin used the former’s
basic HTML programming skills to set up a simple search page for users in August
1996 the initial version of Google still only Stanford University website was
made available to Internet users backrub is written in Java and Python and runs
on several Sun ultras end intel pentium running Linux
the primary database is kept on a Sun ultra series 2 with 28 GB of disk
soliciting funds from faculty members family and friends. Brin and page scraped
together enough to buy some servers and rent that famous garage in Menlo Park
soon after Sun Microsystems co-founder Andy bechtolsheim wrote a $100,000 check
to Google Inc. The only problem was Google Inc did not yet exist the company
hadn’t yet been incorporated for two weeks as they handled the paperwork the
young men had nowhere to deposit the money in 1998 43 Brin and page
incorporated Google Inc with the initial domain name of Google derived from a
number that consists of 1 followed by 100 zeros representing the vast amount
of data that the search engine was intended to explore page appointed
himself as CEO while Brin named Google’s co-founder served as Google’s president
the pair’s mission was to organize the world’s information and make it
universally accessible and useful in 1999 Page experimented with smaller
servers so Google could fit more into each square meter of the third-party
warehouses the company rented for their servers this eventually led to a search
engine that ran much faster than Google’s competitors at the time by June
2000 duple have indexed 1 billion internet you are ELLs Uniform Resource
locators making it the most comprehensive search engine on the web
at the time during his first tenure as CEO Paige embarked on an attempt to fire
all of Google’s project managers in 2001 . Paige explained that he didn’t like
non engineers supervising engineers due to their limited technical knowledge
Paige even documented his management tenets for his team to use as a
reference don’t delegate do everything you can yourself to make things go
faster don’t get in the way if you are not adding
value let the people actually doing the work talk to each other while you go do
something else don’t be a bureaucrat ideas are more important than H just
because someone is junior doesn’t mean they don’t deserve respect and
cooperation the worst thing you can do is stop someone from doing something by
saying no period if you say no you have to help them find a better way to get it
done Paige also believed that the faster
google search engine returned answers the more it would be used before Silicon
Valley’s two most prominent investors Kleiner Perkins Caufield end buyers in
Sequoia Capital agreed to invest a combined total of $50 million in Google
they applied pressure on Paige to step down as CEO so that a more experienced
leader could build a world-class management team Paige eventually became
amenable to the idea after meeting with other Technology CEOs including Steve
Jobs in Intel’s Andrew Grove Eric Schmidt who had been hired as chairman
of Google in March 2001 left his full-time position as the CEO of Novell
Paige remained the boss at Google in the eyes of the employees as he gave final
approval on all new hires and it was Paige who provided the signature for the
IPO the latter making him a billionaire at the age of 30 Paige led the
acquisition of Android for $50 million in 2005 to fulfill his ambition to place
handheld computers in the possession of consumers so that they could access
Google anywhere by September 2008 t-mobile launched the g1 the first phone
using Android software following a January 2011 announcement 49 page
officially became the chief executive of Google on April 4 2011 while Schmidt
stepped down to become executive chairman 50 by this time Google had over
180 dollars billion market capitalization and more than 24,000
employees as Google’s new CEO pages to kegels were
the development of greater autonomy for the executives overseeing the most
important divisions in higher levels of collaboration communication and unity
among the teams page proceeded to consult with the Google Creative Lab
design team based in New York City to find an answer to his question of what a
cohesive vision of Google might look like in January 2013 Page participated
in a rare interview with Wired in which writer Steven Levy discussed pages 10x
mentality Google employees are expected to create products and services that are
at least 10 times better than those of its competitors page referred to the
success of YouTube and Android as examples of crazy ideas that investors
were not initially interested in saying if you are not doing some things that
are crazy then you’re doing them wrong things the May 2013
io Developers Conference in San Francisco Page delivered a keynote
address and said that it may be 1% of what is possible despite the faster
change we’re still moving slow relative to the opportunities we have I think a
lot of that is because of the negativity every story I read is Google vs someone
else that’s boring we should be focusing on building the things that don’t exist
in September 2013 Page launched the independent calico initiative a R&D
project in the field of biotechnology Page participated in a March 2014 TEDx
conference that was held in Vancouver British Columbia Canada Page mentioned
Elon Musk and SpaceX he musk wants to go to Mars to back up
humanity that’s a worthy goal we have a lot of employees at Google who’ve become
pretty wealthy you’re working because you want to change the world and make it
better I’d like for us to help out more than we
are Paige also mentioned Nikola Tesla with
regard to invention in commercialization invention is not enough Nikola Tesla
invented the electric power we use but he struggled to get it out to people you
have to combine both things invention and innovation focus plus a company that
can really commercialize things and get them to people on August 10 2015
Paige announced on Google’s official blog that Google had restructured into a
number of subsidiaries of a new holding company known as alphabet Inc with Paige
becoming CEO of alphabet Inc and sundar Pichai assuming the position of CEO of
Google Incorporated in his announcement page described the planned holding
company as follows 76 alphabet is mostly a collection of
companies the largest of which of course is Google this Newark Google is a bit
slimmed down with the companies that are pretty far afield of our main internet
products contained in alphabet instead fundamentally we believe this allows us
more management scale as we can run things independently that aren’t very
related

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