How Google Works by Eric Schmidt and Jonathan Rosenberg [studypoint4u.com]
Books, Audiobooks and Summaries. MicroSummary : How Google works. How many times did you search this phrase on the internet? Google has built a reputation for itself , based on cutting-edge technology and integrity. Google undoubtedly deserves the top seat as being one of the companies which marked the beginning of the Internet Era.
Read in: 4 minutes Favorite quote from the author:. After looking into visionary companies yesterday , I have no doubt that Google would have been on this list, had it existed back then. How Google Works was published in late If you want to save this summary for later, download the free PDF and read it whenever you want. Download PDF. A team of engineers saw the note and decided to tackle the problem — over the weekend. They used their free time to work together and solve this problem, and by Monday, the issue was resolved.
It is not, as that exceedingly lame footnote shows, an especially revealing look into the influential juggernaut that has changed the way we learn about one another and the world. Despite the overweening title, there is little information here about how Google actually works — how its co-founders, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, and their brilliant colleagues have built an online service of almost unlimited intelligence and surprising prescience and in the process overturned the media landscape. That book dealt with the weighty question of how technology is changing the way nations relate to their citizens and one another. This one written not only with Rosenberg but also with Alan Eagle, a Google director of executive communications deals with a narrower question: How do you manage companies filled with high-I. Schmidt and Rosenberg build their argument around a not entirely convincing declaration of humility. Google employees treated work as an extension of their academic careers and had a peevish disregard for conventional management practices.
It is constantly beleaguered by European legal investigations, and pilloried for its attitude to data privacy. Though it is at least much better than Facebook in this regard. The authors do make a point of seeing the funny side when Google is mocked, and even reproduce some examples concocted by employees. I liked the picture of a dog wearing Google's nerdy computerised spectacles, captioned: "OK Glass, show me a squirrel. As it turns out, How Google Works is not about the technical functioning of its search or email services, but how the company is managed. The promise is that if you too run a company or aspire to do so , you will learn the secrets of Google's success. Live with them as well?