This is a book that truly seems to reveal the soul of Google. Steven Levy did an excellent job researching this book. He also did an excellent job telling the story. I did not find it to dry and dull as I have found with many other books in this genre.
I found myself driving further than needed just so I could keep listening to this book in my truck.
No. Steven seems to be in love with Google, and the whole book seems to be something Google have bougth.
Still it was an interesting and well written book.
the same as my headline. It felt like an advertisement for Google, even though, I like and use google.
Learn from new book about Steve Jobs
Disappointment and sadness
interesting eye opener
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Yes I was keen to find an excuse to listen all day.
Can't work out if I liked the narrator's accents when he quoted people.
I would encourage anyone to listen / read this book! It is amazing how much Google does that we do not know about. Before one could want to downplay or target Google for being Goliath (#1), try to read this book first and understand their views fully. Infact I'm more encouraged to learn more.
Great reader and compelling story that has increased my admiration and respect for the Google founders. It does get a bit technical which made me love it but may be a bit much for some so that's why I gave it 4 instead of a perfect 5 stars.
Nice flow and new information was presented well
The early years at Stanford
Very well done
I think this book does a great job teaching us about how Google thinks as a company and how its founders see the purpose and direction of the company. I also think the book is a very honest look into Google, it exposes many of the rough spots the company has experienced in more detail than many of us know.
I do not like the way the book was written, it does not follow a single timeline but instead chooses to devote each chapter to a different topic and restarting the timeline at the beginning of the topic covered. And because the topics do not begin an end within the same time period I felt confused about when things were happening in relation to each other throughout most of the book.
On the other hand, Steven Levy is an amazing writer with a great voice, each chapter can stand on its own and maybe should have.
The World According to JimG944
I rate 5 of 5 stars to the Audible audio book "Into the Plex" by Steven Levy. The book is a historical look at Google. Levy spent a considerable amount of time on the inside of Google gathering history, legend, lore and tales from the start of Google to the completion of the book. I work in the Silicon Valley and have been keenly aware of Google, but, like most, I'd hear news stories that sounded pretty odd (hence making the news) and not really having a big picture of what they were doing. The news casts give us a few "trees", this book provided the "forest" context for the news-worthy events. This story filled alot of voids in my knowledge of Google. If you are into technology, this book is recommended and very interesting!
I always wondered why everyone thinks Google is such a great company. This book really opened my eyes! What I thought was going to be a dry, boring lecture-type book turned out to be a witty, insightful, and colorful history of two kooky techies and their driving desire to be the best at everything. I enjoyed listening in on the inception and growth of a great company.