The Levy book is a good analysis into the evolution of Google as it becomes the source of search for the world. The discussion of the love/hate relationship with Steve Jobs around the Phone debate and the move into the China market and its inherent cultural and political issues were the most intriguing parts of the book to me. I felt the Levy book had a much more insider view than the Stross Planet Google book.
Clarity of presentation with focus on particular people.
Scope of vision and ethics demonstrated by Google founders/developers is heart-warming.
I love audio books, fiction and nonfiction. I seem to be drawn to the Scandinavian writers and their narrators.
I loved this book for the content. I have learned so much about the internet in general, and how clever the Googlers really are. And principled - who does that these days in business? They deserve every bit of their success.
I'm a technological advanced Construction Entrepreneur who also loves Science Anything! Especially Neuroscience And Quantum Physics.
most of the book
Now I have to figure out how to get Google to Hire me.
It's a long story and sometimes a bit tedious but truly interesting and intriguing. The narrator was sometimes hard to understand and there were many references to names mentioned earlier in the book which were impossible to track per audio vs print version. I may listen to the whole thing again. Just like the Steve Jobs book, it provided a good review of how the technology developed at Google and both clarified and improved my perceptions of their mission and goals.
Average at best
This is the only book I've tried of his, and I wouldn't judge anyone just off of one book. I would give him another try.
It's great to be informed about that most ubiquitous technology that is in sooo much of our mobile/online lives.
I'm not a techie, but it's good to know of Google's philosophy & the founders' thinking as time rolls on.
And 3 cheers for Maria Montessori.
Here in Australia there are just a few Montessori junior high schools.
I believe a Montessori high school experience is sooo good for shaping & rounding young teens, the benefits compared to a regular high school curriculum are immeasurable !
I loved listening to this book. The author takes you on a fun journey of the things that happen behind the scene. The author provides interesting details behind every important step taken by the company.
Fascinating, intriguing, enlightening
The history of how Google began, the transition from being a start-up to the huge corporation they are today
The Chinese struggle, the story of Android
Neither, but it was very intersting
This is an amazing story of how Google initiated and expanded it's work
This gives the power of thinking big.
He is narrating the book with emotions.
I was amazed by the vision behind key players of Google.
If you are interested in Internet and Information technology this book gives a nice insight about search mechanisms.