Your Major Need Not Be Your Destiny: Improbable Careers of Materials Engineers

At my other blog, we have looked at examples of metallurgists and materials engineers with later careers in other fields: Verghese Kurien (the father of India’s White Revolution), Manohar Parrikar (Chief Minister of Goa) Sidin Vadukut (journalist at Mint, blogger, and author of a couple of bestsellers).

To this list, we can now add Sundar Pichai, vice president at Google, and the firm’s public face for the Android and Chrome platforms. Apparently, he might just be the man to lead Microsoft, where the search for the new CEO is underway.