Precisely what I wanted to read (in fact listen) about the history of Google. It's excellently researched and the narration was perfect.
Glad I read this book, but it took discipline to complete. I came away impressed and suspicious of google. Not the page turner like the Steve Jobs biography which had a real human character. With this google book, the characters are search, censorship, email, advertising, acquisitions, and googlyness. Reflects on how Google struggles with being a suddenly big company that strives to retain start-up mentality.
student, and thats that
This was a fantastic read; recommended for all. One time around is all i need.
I had no idea. Yes I thought I understood google since I've been in software design for 20 years. Then I listened to this. Now I get it. Googly is IMPORTANT. People are IMPORTANT. It's all about the engineering.
Total behind the scenes breakdown of Google and how they became the behemoth they are.
First section is about algorithms. If you are a coder its fascinating. Others may find it tedious but get past it. It's needed to 'get' Google. The rest of the book more than makes up for it.
Technologist, proponent of Automation, believer in the human spirit and power of collaboration
Long detailed insightful
How Google was affected by the China problem
Made me stay awake and listen more.
Love this book. lots to listen too and insightful. I learnt a lot - thats what I expect from a book. The narration was excellent.
Fear is the mind Killer, so Face Your Fear
Yes. The print was utterly boring.
There are several. This was a book had the "blessing" of Google and it shows. Google is always in the right or misunderstood within the book. I like Google a lot and accept this as part of business. The book did allow a amazing amount of insight into the world of Google which I enjoyed
He livened up a poor read.
The book is very well written and highly interesting. The author is reflecting on the decisions taken by the management of Google and reports (as far as I can tell) objectively on the rise of a very unique company of our time.
Very interesting book. I would recommend to anyone who is interested in knowing more about Google, how the company came about, and what they have been up to lately. This book was very interesting. I didn't want to stop listening when I arrived at work. Well written and well read.
This book is simply great. It really paints a vivid a picture of Google and its founders. It held my interest throughout.
Well told story of about the biggest disruptor as of recent. Hopefully the company turns into a non-profit, or some other better organizational model.