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Work Rules! Audiobook

Work Rules!: Insights From Inside GoogleThat Will Transform How You Live and Lead

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Publisher's Summary

From the brilliant and innovative head of Google's people operations, the ultimate guide to attracting the most spectacular talent to your business and how to ensure the best and the brightest succeed.

Google receives more than 1,500,000 unique applications for jobs every year. This book shows you why.

  • How to learn from your best employees - and your worst
  • Why you should hire only people who are smarter than you are
  • Take away managers' powers over employees
  • And why not to trust your gut instinct?

"We spend more time working than doing anything else in life. It's not right that the experience should be so demotivating and dehumanizing." So says Laszlo Bock, visionary head of people operations at the company that transformed how the world interacts with knowledge: this insight is the heart of his brilliant first book. A compelling manifesto with the potential to change how we work and live,

Work Rules! offers both a new philosophy of the new world of work and a blueprint for attracting the most spectacular talent and ensuring the brightest and best prosper. Your workplace and how you treat your employees has a huge effect on your success.

In twelve vivid chapters, Bock lays out a series of surprising lessons from a range of industries - from household names to little-known innovators. He also takes us inside one of history's most explosively successful businesses to reveal why Google is consistently rated one of the best places to work in the world. His years of experience are distilled into a series of entertaining principles that are easy to put into action, whether you're a team of one or a team of thousands.

Work Rules! shows how to strike a balance between creativity and structure, leading to success you can measure in quality of life as well as market share. Read it to build a better company from within rather than from above; read it to reawaken your joy in what you do. The way we work is changing - are you?

Download the accompanying reference guide.

©2015 Laszlo Bock (P)2015 Hachette Audio

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    Sabri Alper Tekin 08-24-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Could not ask for more..."

    Laszlo's book is not just revolutionary in the business sense but his approach is so humane that it makes you believe you really can win and still do no evil :) thanks Laszlo!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Mujeeb Rashid Lahore, Pakistan 09-29-15
    Mujeeb Rashid Lahore, Pakistan 09-29-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Brilliant to say the least!"

    The contents of this book as well as its narration are of such high quality and value that different portions of it could be taught and adopted in all kinds of organisations that depend on people to create value.

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  • Mark
    5/28/15
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    "Inspired me to ditch my high paid job in Design and pursue a job in People Operations"

    Beautifully sums up how Google operate from a People Operations perspective distilling some complex data into the fundamental idea that people are essentially good, and we should treat people accordingly.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Elena
    5/14/15
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    "captivating inspiring great book"

    never thought would be so captivated by this listening. truly recommend for a change of perspective.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Chris
    5/8/15
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    "Engaging and insightful"
    What was one of the most memorable moments of Work Rules!?

    The elements of the book that cover how independent and active the Googlers are at self organising a better environment for themselves was real food for thought


    What about Laszlo Bock’s performance did you like?

    Laszlo is funny, smart and engaging throughout. His delivery is lighthearted and allows you to absorb interesting and sometimes complex ideas easily with anecdotes and simple examples


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Stephen Turner
    4/22/15
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    "Entertaining and insightful - "

    I enjoyed this audio for both the stories from Google and great learning gained -@thebookrunner

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Anthony
    Sydney, Australia
    12/29/15
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    "Great insights into a fascinating company"

    Insights from inside the people operations at Google. How to attract, hire, motivate, retain or even disseminate great people from one of the world's most innovative companies. Lots of valuable insights for any managers, creators, and team members. How must your people-oriented policies relate to and reinforce your mission and vision as a company or institution? Lots of practical and sensible advice, wisdom, humour and intelligence distilled over the years.

    Wish many of the "leaders"and managers I've met during my career had thought (and acted....) in tune with even a fraction of these insights...

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Steven Kainth
    London
    6/23/15
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    "brilliant"

    incredibly inspiring, thank you for this insight, motivation and energy! creativity is in the reach of all, this book shows you how.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Mr. G. Levine
    Manchester
    6/11/15
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    "Fantastically insightful"

    A great book delivered in an ego friendly manner. Some great insights to take back to work.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Mr J Phan
    9/3/16
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    "Disapointing"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    I don't know, I work in this kind of environment so I don't find it inspiring since I already understood lot of the things that happen in this book in my office.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    The fact that they only hire top talent based on their reputation.


    How could the performance have been better?

    The performance wasn't the issue. The material was very standard for a tech company and it just showed throughs.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    disappointment


    Any additional comments?

    I have worked i startup, mega cooperation as a coder/programer and an operation engineer. Devops manager now and quiet frankly this is now standard in our industry. Guess the book was great before most of the idea's were well known in the industry, however now I would be surprised if they weren't.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • stuart
    4/26/16
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    "Brilliant!"

    Fantastic insight into how People Operations can help your business. I wish more companies applied logic like this.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Eric S. Doms
    4/19/16
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    "Sounds too much like PR for Google"

    Although I liked the enthusiasm of Laszlo, I felt that this was too much of an advert for Google & why you should work at or like Google.

    I would not recommend it for entrepreneurs, but more for people wanting to improve their work environment within the corporate sphere.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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