This book gives you a fascinating insight into Google, which was very thought provocting to anyone that is starting a business. Google's model was to build things to work fast and to be able to multiple on a LARGE scale all while maziming the efficientcy of their workforce by providing such things as free meals, gym memberships etc.
There is just the right about technical discussion without getting too "Geeky" and loosing the listener. The narrator is easy to listen to.
Highly recommend it!
The look at how Google and other new wave companies think
An understanding of how the various products came together, and how it has shaped the way we live now.
It wasn't that kind of book
Trying to be good buddhist at life and at work... searching for good buddhist and bussines books.
Top 5 books...
Information about Googles Don't be Evil and how it evolved druging Google China entry
Reaction of Stave Ballmer about one of his peaople leaving to Google
You can try but it will take 20h...
If you think you know Google becouse you use it... well think again... this book will show you how Google change during it years
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 !