I would recommend this book to someone who is as infatuated with Google as I am. I would not recommend this book to the average reader or Googler as it is way more detailed than the average person cares to know. For me, it was exciting and enlightening to hear of the inner workings of the company and it's people.
I don't think Ganser brought anything to the story. I'm not sure I would have ever sat down and read the book, but it was an easy listen while doing other things (driving, biking, etc). There are not really any characters to
Definitely not. I really needed a break after about an hour or so. It is not a nail biting story that keeps you on the edge of your seat. It is more of an informative reading full of information to digest as you go along.
I HAVE recommended this book to friends. They would hear me laughing as I heard stories about the early days and I would re-tell them the best I could until I just said
The story of the
No, I enjoyed listening to it over several sittings. In on sitting, I think it might be too much to fully appreciate and enjoy.
A great story, fun tales, and very good value for the book. I'm VERY glad I got this one.
Do no evil. The issue is sticking to your own laws. As the company grows... the companies focus will face hard challenges from investors.
The story is well written and chronicles in detail the rise of google. There are some really good insights on how things happen at google
Great read about a company that is entrenched in everyone’s life. I felt it portrayed Google in fair and balanced light.
I learned a lot about Google, things I hadn't dreamed of. It opens your eyes to what's happening to us, and this is just one brilliant company.
As a person who has limited interest in technology I found this book extremely interesting and well written. Obviously the author has an affinity for the "boys" at Google, but the reporting is pretty objective. When I stop googling long enough to think about what they accomplished it is mind altering. I have recommended this book to absolutely everyone!
This was more interesting than some other examples in this genre (Hsieh's book about Zappos or Employee 59 for example) probably because it was written by an outsider with access to the company, not a founder, former employee or someone with a direct stake in the company. It's interesting to see the development of the algorithm, the inside look at the corporate culture and other aspects of the company that is such a big part of all our lives, whether we like it or not.