Larry Page and Sergey Brin Global Game Changers The mythos of the two Stanford students, who in 1998 created a search engine that changed the world is well-known. Today Google is an internet searching behemoth and Larry Page and Sergey Brin are two of the wealthiest men on the planet. Google has expanded exponentially venturing into areas like drone delivery, pharmaceuticals, and autonomous cars. “We try to invest …,” says Brin, “in the places where we see a good t to our company. But that could be many, many bets, and only a few of them need to pay off.” Reflecting this diversity, Page and Brin have restructured, with Alphabet acting as a parent entity that controls several companies. Page, as Alphabet CEO, runs Google, the healthcare division Calico, the smart home appliance division Nest and more. Brin, Alphabet’s President, is directing special projects at Alphabet X, (formerly Google X); its top secret innovation testing division where the high- tech gadgets are created. Page and Brin make it a priority to use technology to better the world for all. Sundar Pichai, CEO of Alphabet’s Google division, explains how a recent breakthrough in their Arti cial Intelligence program could be, “… literally, game changing — and the ultimate winner is humanity,” with solutions for “… bigger challenges like climate change and cancer diagnosis.” Despite all they have already accomplished, Larry Page and Sergey Brin are brilliant innovators at heart and they are just getting started. Obviously everyone wants to be successful, but I want to be looked back on as being very innovative, very trusted and ethical and ultimately making a big di erence in the world.” – Sergey Brin “If you’re changing the world, you’re working on important things. You’re excited to get up in the morning.” –Larry Page Photo: Ap, Michael Grecco.