If you have any interest in google or learn more about Silicon Valley you must listen to this book!
The time line of the company
How the founders of Google took their thesis out to the people
Inspirational, motivating and insightful.
I liked the backstory behind the development of some of the most powerful aspects of Google's business (some intentional some by coincidence).
The development and evolution of the search algorithm.
The only extreme reaction would be the degree to which it inspired me to think differently about how I approach problems in my business.
Well worth the listen for anyone fascinated by Google, technology or business growth and culture.
Yes. It's entertaining, and provides a good insight in the way Google people thinks.
I'm an IT guy, not particularly a lover for Google (or Microsoft or Apple) but it's a very interesting book.
Really detailed view of how Google got started and the key factors to their growth. I had no idea of how much analysis went into their business model and the endless adjustments to search was fascinating if somewhat repetitive which is probably the point of their success. The culture is presented as somewhat cloistered but I must admit there is some really brillant thinking in the mix.
If you are an entrepreneur, especially if you are in the software/web development or a similar area, this book is a must read. It lives up to its promise and gives you a rare insight, packed with details, into the incredible story and inner workings of Google, how and why they got to where they are today. There are many valuable lessons in this book - if you are working on building a successful business, it is a good investment of your time to listen to this audiobook.
Yes - if you like tech, how companies are built and like the values of Google, you will love this book
The China decisions based on the debate as to which was the greater evil
Yes but it is very long - did it over a few days
This was a very thorough description of how Google started and grew with fairly in depth details of the various important areas of Google and its milestones.The author had seemingly unfettered access to many Googlers and went on trips around the world with them.
This is a great read or listen if you are interested in Google or hi tech. I highly recommend it.
This book not only tells the story of Google the writing seems to capture and convey the mood and sentiment of those portrayed as well. I liked the reading as well and felt entertained as well as educated. I learned a lot about the high tech world that I was unaware of, as well as quite a bit about Google, Apple, and corporate culture. A good book all in all and I have already recommended it to friends.
I got this book because it was mentioned on TWiT by one of the people participating in the show. Its a great background story of what really took to get Google going. It also goes in depth as to how other companies finally realized the threat they've become and what they did to get rid of them. This book explains how Google came up with all their products ideas and an in-depth look at how some of them got them in trouble. Unlike Facebook Google can't make changes without everyone saying 'Your being Evil' and violating 'Don't be Evil' the companies motto. Facebook can suddenly make all their people's private data public and says, 'We're sorry.' Then change it back. Google faces 'News media' for months and lawyers because it could be a violation of 'Users Rights'. I found this book great for the background story and a rare look behind the scenes and why they keep, so much information secret.