An insightful and interesting story behind Google. I listened to In the Plex back to back with the Steve Jobs biography, and In the Plex came a distant second. The story is often very dry and lacking in personality, too much of a time-line of events and missing the narrative to hold it all together. Full of facts and figures, and hopefully accurate.
Salar Kamangar: The Man who does not crave attention, does his job well, and well, knows the secret to success.
Gu Ge : Google's Chinese name
The story is good, but the author went too much in details where not needed and brushed the topics which could have used some more details.
Also the author jumped a lot back and forth in time, making it a bit difficult to sometimes get a good grip of the story.
Yes, some theories or conclusions are so general, that I feel inspired by them.
I like the indepth revealing of the real google. How large it actually is, not just in market share but also in leading culture revolution and technique improving.
The part about Google.cn(google china office). As a chinese, that chapter solves plenty of questions I had have, such as why google entered china, why google exits, and what's under the glory report of google china office.
No, this book is too long for one sitting.
Time was well spent because it lets me drift into a story while I am stuck in traffic
Nothing surprising or shocking, just a google timeline
Not sure I would enjoy this as it's not my typical fare, but it was on sale. I have found this story of google to be most fascinating. Even though it is 20 hours, I have not been bored and the topic is so relevant to the tools I use in my everyday life. Chrome, maps, calendar - all part of my life and now I know where they came from & how they got here. So much of google has been run right and creativity has run rampant. I would highly recommend this book.
If I hadn't read such good reviews about this book I probably wouldn't have chosen it to read, but I am so glad I did. Ganser was a terrific reader and even though some of the info went over my head and I zoned out, what I did learn about Google was great. While I was cooking dinner, I had the book on speakers and my son, who is a computer programmer, started listening to it. He got right into it and now wants to listen to the whole book. It is a book that I would go back and read again.
Being in the SEO world, to say Google is everything is an understatement. The story of Google's rise to the top is a great one. I also really liked the not-so-good stories of Google and how some of their decisions eventually came back to haunt them.
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.