Entrepreneur of the Month – Larry Page

                              Every month, a new entrepreneur, a new inspiration

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Today we celebrate World Entrepreneurs’ Day – to celebrate the ingenuity and dedication displayed by millions of people who made their dreams into reality. We dedicate this day to Larry Page who is the CEO of Google’s parent company Alphabet inc. Along with this, he is the inventor of PageRank- Google’s best-known search ranking algorithm. He is best known for co-founding our most reliable search engine Google.

In The News!

Under Larry Page, Google is seeking to deliver several major advancements in a variety of industries. Due to constant quality leadership and dedication, a number of projects backed by Page have turned into companies in just one year. One such project is Waymo – a self-driving technology development company which is currently running on trial. He along with Sergey is leading several other projects in Alphabet Inc. which includes Kitty Hawk, a Silicon Valley company backed personally by Larry Page which is under prototype testing in California, Google Capital, Google Ventures and Wing which is a drone delivery company. In his recent newsletter, Page stated that with the change in Alphabet, the visibility to success has increased. This rigorous involvement of Page in start-ups has given so many entrepreneurial dreams a boost. The conclusion drawn here is that Larry Page (alongside Sergey) has learned how to set up companies with a structure of success. Of which Waymo is the greatest example. With so much coming up, there is a lot to be excited about!

 

Know thy Entrepreneur

Larry Page grew in an environment totally obsessed with computer programming and artificial intelligence. He is not only an avid reader but also a saxophone player. His excessive inclination towards music in his childhood days fostered creativity and invention in him. Music according to Larry Page has made him realize the importance of time and speed (even a millisecond) in computing. Though google.com got its domain name registered in 1997, this invention of Larry and Brin had already broken walls and was hugely popular amongst the students of Stanford University by the name Backrub – a name given by Larry Page to run the prototype of their search engine. Larry Page was the sole inventor of the PageRank and launched it in 1998. Larry stepped aside as Google CEO in July 2015 for the second time to become the CEO of Alphabet to re-organise google’s assets. As far as awards and accolades are concerned there was no looking back for Larry Page since 1999. He has bagged several prestigious titles and awards including WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM Global Leader for Tomorrow, Marconi Foundation prize,  Communication Award by King Felipe. His name regularly features in the Forbes list of most powerful people, world’s richest people and top inventors.

Larry Page is not only active in business and entrepreneurship development but he is also an investor in Tesla Motors through which he promotes the use of renewable energy. Page has also constantly been working on the socio-economic effect of advancements in technology, shortening the work week and wiping away the destructive effect of technological unemployment is his main concern.

Larry Page through his work has shown us how constant dedication and effective leadership can lead you to great heights. Larry has not only managed to be an idol for many entrepreneurs but he continues to have a hand in launching potential start-ups.

                                                                                            By Ruchika Kar

                                                                                                         

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