Google CEO Sundar Pichai shares his success mantra
Pichai discussed his daily ritual in a 2016 interview with Recode when he was the CEO of Google. Here's a peek at what it looks like in order.
If you grew up in an Indian family, no matter where you are global, you would have heard the golden advice parents offer to their children for a successful life: get up early. This golden advice is sometimes combined with additional suggestions, such as going for a morning stroll, eating fruits, and not spending so much time on your phone. Desi parents offer and follow this advice wholeheartedly. They are frequently awake early in the morning following their 'routine,' which often consists of reading newspapers and lounging on a chair drinking chai.
This tradition of 'if you get up early in the morning, all your troubles will go away' mentality is passed down through generations of desis - as it turns out, even Alphabet CEO, Sundar Pichai, appears to follow a daily routine quite similar to it.
Pichai discussed his daily ritual in a 2016 interview with Recode when he was the CEO of Google. Here's a peek at what it looks like in order: Pichai also emphasises getting up early. Pichai stated in the interview that he likes to start his day before, but not too early, between 6:30 and 7 a.m. every day.
He then reads a real newspaper, which is still customary in most Indian families. He says that he prefers The Wall Street Journal and occasionally reads the New York Times online. Pichai stated in the interview that he grew up in India and that the practice of performing this daily ritual, which included sipping chai, stayed with him even years later. His breakfast is also commonly encountered in Indian families when you don't know what to make: bread, omelette, and tea. He mentioned that he doesn't work out in the morning but makes time for it later in the day. "I'm not a morning person, so I need time with my paper and my tea to wake up and kind of get going," he said, summarising his morning.
Sundar Pichai, who grew up in Chennai and studied engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology, personifies that aspirations do come true for every Indian: Pichai is the current CEO of Alphabet, Google's parent company. Sundar Pichai is currently one of the world's tech titans, but that is not where he began. In June 2020, Pichai recalled the difficulties he encountered when he left India for the United States 27 years ago to attend a degree at Stanford University.
"My father spent a year's income on my airline ticket to the United States so that I might attend Stanford. It was my first time on a plane," Pichai explained, adding that when he arrived in California, things were not as he had expected. Pichai, who grew up in Chennai and attended the Indian Institute of Technology, possesses a master's degree from Stanford University and an MBA from the Wharton School. He joined Google in 2004 and was instrumental in creating the Google Toolbar and, later, Google Chrome, which evolved to become the world's most popular internet browser.