I loved the insider information and background obviously gained from the subjects themselves. I enjoyed the no holds barred attitude of crazy entrepreneurs. Naive and exciting at the same time.
more about how Google actually worked instead of so much about its advertising
For context, I am someone who started using the internet on a daily basis at work for research on a wide variety of topics since in became mainstream/popular in the mid-90s. Author does good job at chronicling several of the big search names from those early days, and that part was interesting. 'Otherwise, not sure what I was expecting to take away about Google, but the business politics, personalities involved, and business plan of making money from ads wasn't that interesting to me.
Jean the Bookie
This book contains lots of insight into the minds of the people inside Google. The reader doesn't need to know much computer jargon to enjoy this book.
This was an interesting listen. As a long time Google user I thought I knew a lot about googles history (I didn't), but this book goes into great detail about many of your favorite services.
the narration was very well done and kept me interested.
L. J. Ganser is a fine performer, but well known names were pronounced incorrectly, the one that stands out is Marissa Mayer, not once was her last name said correctly. That drove me nuts!
I found the story compelling and informative. The insights into Google is broad to the point you can actually feel as part of the team.
great narration. so motivating. listened to twice now. I love the big thinking Google illustrates in solving problems. a company Trying to do good for people first over trying to profit.
This book is a gem of insights and interviews spanning over a decade since Google was founded. It covers everything from company philosophy, to their data-centers, to their China policy, privacy concern debacles, anti-trust controversies, how they went into and disrupted industry after industry, their relationship with other companies like Microsoft, Yahoo and Apple. The list just goes on. Narration was amazing, story was captivating: I learnt a ton from this book; a must-read!