Sundar Pichai’s Top 10 Rules For Success (@sundarpichai)

– So you know, a big
part of what I focus on at any given time is making
sure we are innovating and building products for the future. One brilliant invention can
unleash other entrepreneurs to revolutionize industries in
ways you could never predict. We want to push the technology at times because you don’t know what’s
possible on the other side. You have to work with people where you feel a bit insecure. That’s essential, because that means you’re working with people
who are better than you. – He’s an Indian-American
business executive. He’s the current CEO of Google. He has an estimated net
worth of one billion dollars. He’s Sundar Pichai and
here’s my take on his top ten rules for success. Rule number seven is my personal favorite and I’m curious to figure out which one you guys like the best. Also as you’re watching,
if he says something that really hits you hard,
really means a lot to you, leave it in the comments
and put quotes around it so other people can be inspired as well. – From a perspective,
and I think it’s true for technology in particular, you
know the world keeps changing as I said earlier, so a
big part of what I focus on at any given time is making
sure we are innovating and building products for the future. It’s just got to be a normal
course of how you think. And so we are constantly thinking about what to do next. You know, Android is very popular, people are using smartphones,
but I always sit and think about what is
the next version of how people will use computing? So we are thinking about
things like virtual reality or augmented reality, so
these are all new areas, but we are constantly thinking about it. So you have to do that on a
constant basis to push forward. The thing which attracted me to Google and to internet in general is
that it’s a great equalizer. So to me, I’ve always been
struck by the fact that Google search worked the
same, as long as you had access to a computer with connectivity, if you were a rural kid
anywhere or if you were a professor at Stanford or Harvard. To me, I want Google to
strive to push to do that. Not just build technology
for certain segments, right? For me it matters that we drive technology as an equalizing force, as an enabler to everyone around the world. Growing up in India, like
many of you, I got my first telephone when I was 12. In my case, it turned
out to be a rotary phone, so it wasn’t that great for selfies. (audience laughs) But I still loved to call
my friends, play with it, and sometimes take it apart. That telephone cemented my
fascination with technology. I remember in my parents’
house in Chennai, reading about the invention of
the transistor at Bell Labs. Of course, that initial
invention helped found what became known as Silicon
Valley, and out of that came companies like Fairchild
Semiconductor and Intel, and all the computers and software that we all use today. You can draw a direct
line from that invention to the technology that
powers your Twitter feed or your ReChat messages today. I remember reading
about that and thinking, “It’s the idea that matters.” It didn’t matter where you come from, or what your background is. One revolutionary idea,
one brilliant invention, can unleash other entrepreneurs
to revolutionize industries in ways you could never predict. You will have many many
opportunities to reinvent yourself. So I think it’s worthwhile taking risks and trying to do something
you’re really excited by. If at the first attempt
you don’t do it, you know, you can try again and things tend to work out in the long run. In Silicon Valley, part of
the reason so many people start up a company is,
starting up a company and even having failed,
you can wear it like a badge of honor, right? I think that’s important,
culturally, risk is rewarded. I remember when I started
working at Google, if I went and people
were discussing ideas, the other people who
heard the ideas try to build on those ideas, they encourage you. So it’s a culture of optimism,
it’s a culture of risk taking and I think that’s really important. – Are there any Jedi mind
tricks that you’re employing that, you know, maybe
people aren’t seeing? That you’re doing to
motivate your employees? – You know for me, it
mainly is, I’ve always been very passionate, so I’m an optimist about how technology can make a difference. So I focus on that, and
that way you kind of tend to forget about the other things. The rest is noise in some ways. We believe that software
is at a stage where software increasingly is
playing a more and more critical role in solving
things, which it didn’t before. – Okay. – So to me when I look at cars, people spend an inordinate
amount of time in cars. These are resources which
are very poorly utilized. Right now as we speak,
you can look outside and you can see all the
cars which are parked. – Right, the car that
we rented to get here is just sitting in the parking lot. – That’s right, so they
get used less than 10%. So we see these problems, and we say okay, can we solve it at
scale, and does computing play a part in it, software
and computer science? And while the effort may
seem ambitious or crazy, we take a very disciplined
approach inside. So those are thought
through like businesses which we are building. It’s just that we are willing
to take a long term view, but we run them in a very disciplined way. Our research can be longer
term, and we do that precisely in research when
we take research projects like Google IE tab or our core research, we never know whether
some of them even makes viable business
applications, but we want to push the technology at
times, because you don’t know what’s possible on the other side. Being in the U.S., I find people take a remarkably varied number of paths. So I do think it’s important
to follow your dream and do something which you are excited by. I think if you follow your
heart and do what you like, you will always do much better. I don’t think it matters
that you’re an engineer or you’re in science, or
it can be in any field. – What is your morning routine like? What do you do when you
first get up in the morning? – Believe it or not I still,
I read a physical paper every single morning.
– Which one? – I read the Wall Street
Journal every morning. I read the New York Times online. And I still am very particular
about having my tea, it’s very English, you
know I grew up in India, so having my tea. I’m vegetarian, so I
need to get my protein so I always have an omelet in
the morning with toast, tea, and read my paper, so I
do that every morning. – What time do you wake up? – 6:30 to seven, so that’s when I do it. – Do you exercise in the morning? – No, later in the day
sometimes if I get a chance, but always in the evening. I wish I could do it in
the morning, I’m not a morning person so I need my
time with my paper and tea to wake up and kind of get going. – Now you’re being spoken
about as a potential next CEO of Google. – (laughs) I keep hearing
that, I mean Larry is very very committed to Google
for the very long term, so am I, I’m passionate about computing. Google gives a chance
for me to do what I love and do it in a way which
impacts a lot of people. So it’s a good partnership
I have with Larry and with the team there, so
I expect it to stay the same. You know I would actually
encourage all of you, if at some point in your life
you have to work with people where you feel a bit insecure. That’s essential, because
that means you’re working with people who are better than
you, and who are pushing you. So I will always encourage
you, if you actually feel very secure in what you
do, that means you’re doing something comfortable
and not pushing yourself. So there are many many times I’ve felt, working with people and a
group, am I doing enough? These people seem much better than me. I think that’s an
inherent part of learning. – Thank you guys so much for watching, I made this video because
Yash Chavan asked me to. So if there’s a famous
entrepreneur that you want me to profile next, leave it
down in the comments below and I’ll see what I can do. I’d also love to know
which of the top 10 rules had the biggest impact on you and why. Leave it in the comments, I’m
going to join in the discussion. Finally I wanted to give
a quick shout out to Jonathan Chew from, Jonathan thank you so
much for buying my book, it really means a lot to me. For those of you watching,
if you want your chance at a shout out in a
future video, make sure to pick up a copy of the book
and email in your receipt so we can keep track. Than you guys so much for watching. Continue to believe or
whatever your one word is, and I’ll see you soon.

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100 Responses

  1. Evan Carmichael says:

    Check out my NEWEST video:

  2. shock waves says:

    thanks bro for your 10 key points to success

  3. Aditya Nikam says:

    Top 5 favourite habits of sundar pichai

  4. venkatesh sure says:


    it matters a lot
    don't ever give up on anything

  5. Manish T I says:

    Second Point "Empower People" – Great equalizer around the world

  6. Guru Sandirasegaram says:

    Number one rules for you learn crib habits

  7. karthika Eesha says:

    Proud to be a Tamizhan..Then Indian…

  8. wondering Travels says:


  9. sravan ch says:

    Now am was 23
    And also a graduate not it's not useful in my current life
    Am too much interested in bussiness but I hv no that much talent and as well as knowledge so
    Dear views give a suggestion to me


    I like 7 9 and 8

  11. Raju Talari777 says:

    Super bro

  12. Karan Kumar says:

    Fells proud to be an Indian

  13. Thangamani R says:

    my roll modal for sundar puchai sir…👍I will win….😊👍

  14. nirmal kumar says:

    All like all becouse all rule are indepedent for work himanity..these all depent on your skills…

  15. Pradip Pramanik says:

    Sundar pichai.sir l want to give India free internet service

  16. CHINMOY PADHI says:

    10 th one is my best he is a Brahmin proud 2 be a Brahmin

  17. Arpan Mukherjee says:

    Take risk.. that's lit💎

  18. Shiju Shiju says:

    Sunder Pichai is my Best Man

  19. Shiju Shiju says:

    Sundar Pichai is form our Country.Proud To be an Indian

  20. Gaurav Mehta says:

    Sundar Pichai has the access to Youtube database he can very well run a query like – "update Video set view_count = "10,381,562" where _id = "iAlsg_orac8"

  21. Deepak Kumar says:

    “Do What you love and push yourself”

  22. RADAR MODI says:

    1:00 the boy behind him is having almost same face

  23. Vinayraja Patnala says:

    Very proud Indian

  24. Md. Muqaddis Alam Emon says:

    Very goodly done by sundor pichai.

  25. U & B TRAILERS says:

    i like sundar pichai very much

  26. Zoraiz Shaikh says:

    'it doesn't matter who you are, where you come from'

  27. Latha Mylsamy says:


  28. Swaminathan Panchapagesan says:

    Sundar Pitchai talks so well. A very deep person indeed. I also like the fact that he is vegetarian.

  29. hema says:

    "take risk", be optimistic "," push yourself".. These rules I liked most…. And thanks for summarizing his rules friend..


    Like for the video from India

  31. Maulin Rathod says:

    Last point was very important.

  32. C Velu says:

    Mr.Google Guru,We are so proud of you as your remarkable PICHAI'S 10 RULES is encouraging.

  33. Mahesh Naik says:

    I think that the first one is the best. because you have to make something different from the present, then and then only you will be successful in the world.

  34. Susi Balan says:

    🙏 I like all the rules 👌 thank you for this vedio.

  35. vidya lakshmi says:

    Yeah, take risks. Whether they turn out for the better or for worse, they have helped you to improve always. #bta21

  36. m.thinakaran m.thinakaran says:

    Hats off to Mr. Sundar sir for innovations and your inspirational speeches .

  37. Siva Prakash says:

    My role model and a Tamilan

  38. madhumitha a says:

    Work with people where you feel bit insecure🙌

  39. A.K. Sabarish says:

    Your Experience in YouTube please

  40. Pratik More says:

    Well i loved when the point pops up saying " Do what you love, use what you have".. It just energizes us to do work and strive for our goal…I would like to add it up saying…" Make youself a priority today, and at the end of the day you will be your longest commitment.. "

  41. rajalakshmi venkatesan says:


  42. Nethu Sha says:

    "Take Risks"

  43. mofijul islam says:

    Wonderfully nice….!! Come From Bangladesh

  44. Rudrajit Das says:

    Being an Indian many of us have already been in such circumstances where rule number 10 is always applicable.

  45. Knowledge Success says:

    Casual approach to do the things, anything matter

  46. Aman Pawar says:

    make rules on elon musk or satya nadela too

  47. Vetri V says:

    Super sir

  48. boy good says:

    Omg suvh a positivity

  49. Machireddy shyam sunder says:

    Idea matters

  50. Sole_ Play says:

    my fav is 1,4,7…my dream is to become like sundar pichai,A cricketer like dhoni its my dream i will become you giys will see me in indian team as S.Nihal

  51. RÉD GAMING says:

    Hats off,and he is not Indian-American,He is still Indian,

  52. Nagashayana .V says:

    am proud to be indian i like very much yours intrews sir

  53. juvan group says:


  54. suman raj says:

    Make video of 10 rules of N R Narayana murthy

  55. Surya Chan says:


  56. Bunny Bunny says:

    Try to do tough things so it less competition .

  57. vaisakh gv says:

    Tamilians fab…

  58. Tamil Selvan S says:


  59. Tamil Selvan S says:

    I felt myself in those words of Mr. Sundhar. I adore him for being not forgotten from where he has hailed from.

  60. Doubt Clear 24x7 says:

    I am from India and I want to promote my channel.Please bro Help me

  61. convex says:

    7:29 3:25 i love these parts 🙂

  62. sai praveen says:

    "Push Yourself"

  63. James Yeung says:

    #1 Think About What's Next – to constantly developing what's important to us whether in our relationships, career, hobbies…

  64. Abhishek chunnu says:

    proud to be an indian my fabourate

  65. Guru Sandirasegaram says:

    In srilanka japan build the TV tower for free
    Sony Tv only Sony products works.
    We have to buy their products

  66. Rehan Gulzar says:

    Any Technology attached with Human being development and problem solving ……will be long lasting and there will always be scope for that kind of technology…………IT ……..AI ……….

  67. sai sannidhi says:

    always see the brightest side and be optimistic

  68. Tirupathi E says:

    7th rule is my best one

  69. Venkatesh Babu Ponnuchamy says:

    Always be humble in interviews say yes sir OK sir etc. For people who attend interviews personal concentration is extremely important. A job is a job that's all don't be scared be prepared for overwork.

  70. Aman Rawat says:

    Man of the century

  71. avinash zunje says:

    Mom,'s&dad happy birthday

  72. Aarti b says:

    I also like you in the future sir

  73. Mrdul Mishra says:

    Do what u love

  74. Hemaraju E says:

    Google I mean Global. Its work is excellent towards the expansion of knowledge and integrating people. I think sunder has contributed a lot for its growth.

  75. Ricardo Santos says:

    Why should I take advice from a career CEO that was not self made?
    I got zero respect from this types. They usually bring companies to the ground and then bail out with a golden parachute.

  76. Dev Arora says:

    He is vegeterian and eats omelette for breakfast . Wow

  77. Brijesh Koshiya says:

    ""Always Deliver more than Expected!"

  78. TrackMyByte says:

    Sunderpichai is game changer man .we proud on him.good job sir

  79. Aju Thomas says:

    Apj and Sundar Pichai .. the technological gems of india

  80. A.S.Anshu Ram Kumar says:

    i am from madurai
    i wish to be next sundar pichai

  81. Arunush Baskaran says:

    As a Tamilian I proud of me as we both born in a same land… Sure I will follow up this 10 rules as a golden rules in my life..

  82. Evangelist Betty Bailey says:

    Sundar I see from your lecture that it's so very important that if we as a person have any intentions to excel to success we have to surround ourselves with like minded people otherwise we will head down the path to nought. My brother with you starting from nothing and saw how your parents and other love one's struggled and was limit to a great degree with a comfortable living you had a made up mind from a youth to do better and you did. Thank for your contribution to Google it's because of you that our lives are better. My friend keep God as number one in your life and GREATNESS will always be in your favor. God bless you from your sister in Christ in Hammond, LA.

  83. Arnab Jha says:


  84. vaithi cool says:

    I love the last one. Push yourself. Because without our own involvement, nothing will happen

  85. Vickyees says:


  86. Randhir Singh says:

    Push yourself

  87. Dilli Ganesh says:

    Take risks,push urself

  88. Subina Life is beautiful says:

    An Optimist "The rest is Noice" Sir's explanation skills r so awesom.

  89. Satyam Mishra says:

    Proud Indian❤️

  90. KP BK says:

    push your self and take risks

  91. Skh Sougata says:

    Follow ur dreams, take risk

  92. Marsh Mellow says:

    Thothazhum_jaichazhum ^_^ MEESAIA_MURUKKU

  93. Kumar Mouthik says:

    Power of bhramin indian

  94. Skh Sougata says:

    Sir, please make videos on silicon valley tech giants life.

  95. Surya Stark says:

    Really proud a Tamilan

  96. Gamer-1 says:

    My dream now is to join iit

  97. Raja Lingam says:

    what a ad

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