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Lawrence Page

By: Noella Horo

Introducing Larry

Computer Scientist, Internet Entrepreneur, & One of the


Richest Man
CEO of Alphabet and ex-CEO of Google

Larry Page at
Stanford
University

When Larry met


Sergey in the
University in
1995

As a research
project they
make the most
popular search
engine and
named in Google

Organize the world's information


and make it universally accessible
and useful.

Belief
Democracy on the web works
Fast is better than slow
Its best to do one thing really, really well

Impact
Formed an excellent search engine which has
transformed Internet usage

Top Five Search Engines

World Wide Data Centers

Be Curious & Innovative

Belief
Let's hire lots of really smart people and let them do whatever
they want
You can be serious without a suit

Be Curious & Innovative

Impact
Led to development of new products like Gmail, Google news,
Google Doodle
Formed Alphabet to focus on inventing the next big product or
service

Pay attention to your crazy ideas and


cultivate the best of them

Belief
When no one else is crazy enough to do
it, you have little competition
You dont need to be at your desk to get
an answer

Pay attention to your crazy ideas and


cultivate the best of them
Impact
Page bought Android, which later
developed an operating system for
mobile phones

No Goal Is Too Big


Belief
Quick translation without human help

Impact
Google translate is now able to translate 90 languages

An Inspiring Story
Many companies wanted to be better than
Google. Google had scanned 4 billion
pages .
Microsoft decided to beat Google and
planned to announce that they have
scanned 5 billion pages.
Few hours before Microsofts announcement,
Google announced that they had scanned 8
billion pages which is almost the entire web!

When in Doubt, Check the Data


Belief
Rely on data for decision making

Impact
Helped Google decide how to put ads on
its pages, which ads, and how many
ads. This has helped them become a
profitable company

When in Doubt, Check the Data

Meritocracy, not
persuasion
Belief
Great just isnt good enough. - We
see being great at something as a
starting point, not an endpoint...
Persuasion offends Google's and
Page's meritocratic beliefs.

Meritocracy, Not
Persuassion
Impact
Biggest search engine in the world because its
the best.
Google is an advertising company that doesn't
advertise (much).
However, many of Google's advances go
unnoticed by the public because nobody hears
about them.

Be Customer Centric

Belief
Focus on the user and all else
will follow
You can make money without
doing evil

Impact
Quick and free searches made
Google very popular
Advertisers pay on click basis
Users are shown only relevant
and popular ads

Top Brands

A Social Life Is
Overrated
Belief
Larry Page is an introvert
Larry Page isn't on Facebook or Twitter

A Social Life is Overrated


Impact
Google's dreadful record in the space
Many failures such as Dodgeball, Jaiku,
Lively, Buzz, Wave, and Orkut
Nevertheless, now working on Google+

Bibliography
Website

Date

Time

http://www.google.com/about/company/

5-82015

10:5
0

http://www.google.com/about/company/philosophy/

5-82015

11:0
0

www.greatthoughtstreasury.com

5-82015

11:2
1

9to5google.com

6-82015

17:4
3

interviewsummary.com

6-82015

15:4
5

www.bloomberg.com

7-82015

11:0
9

http://www.biography.com/people/larry-page-12103347

7-82015

11:4
8

http://www.fastcompany.com/1739013/7-ways-larry-pagedefining-googles-future

13-82015

10.4
5

http://fortune.com/2011/04/18/what-would-larry-page-do-

13-8-

11.1

Acknowledgments
I would like to thank my teachers Ms. Madhu
and Ms.Flona - for encouraging me to research
on how peoples choices have impacted others.
I would also like to thank my cousin - Rohan
Arora - who had told me interesting stories
about Larry Page which influenced me to
choose him for this project.
Last but not the least I would like to thank my
mom for helping me understand some difficult
concepts and terms.

THANKS