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The Google Story: For Google's 10th Birthday

3.76 of 5 stars 3.76  ·  rating details  ·  8,452 ratings  ·  404 reviews
"Here is the story behind one of the most remarkable Internet successes of our time. Based on scrupulous research and extraordinary access to Google, the book takes you inside the creation and growth of a company whose name is a favorite brand and a standard verb recognized around the world. Its stock is worth more than General Motors’ and Ford’s combined, its staff eats f ...more
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Published November 15th 2005 by Delacorte Press
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Igor Tsinman
Google. Прорыв в духе времени стоит прочитать хотя бы потому, что ее продукты используются ежедневно и повсеместно.

Но,как говорится: Давайте без фанатизма!!! . Эта книга далеко не венец литературного слога, да и перевод (мягко говоря, не идеален).

Первая часть книги (и самая интересная) это хронология: что задумали, с кем встречались, кто и сколько дал бабла, кто поверил, а кто нет, что говорили конкуренты и т.д.

Общую же мысль книги для себя я определил вот так:

Как сделать хорошо, то чего в
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Mohammed Al-Abdullah

أسعد الله أوقاتكم جميعا .. قد تستغرب العنوان عزيزي القارئ لكني أحببت أن نتشارك المعرفة في موضوع تقني يهم جميع مستخدميها .. لأن هذا الوقت هو وقت المعلومة الأسرع .. كتاب قصة جوجل .. يحكي قصة أغرب الشركات وأكثرها إثارة للجدل في وول-ستريت , عندما تبدأ بقراءة قصة المؤسسين سيرجي برين -ذو الأصول الروسية- ولاري بيج عندما كانا يدرسان الدكتوراه في جامعة ستانفورد في علوم الحاسب والرياضيات -شابين في في العقد الثالث من العمر , ابنين لعائلة أكاديمية - , عندما كان المجتمع يشتكي من ضعف محركات البحث القديمة المو
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Neeraj Bali
This is a remarkable story put together by someone who apparently had limited access to the mysterious labyrinths of Google. The book’s jacket clearly tells us that the book was not created, authorised or endorsed by Google, Inc.
The narrative is starry-eyed and rarely reflects on the downside of Google’s journey. No doubt, the founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin fully deserve many of the kudos that came their way. Still, I came away with a feeling that the story could have been more balanced.
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Anoud
Could I be more in love with this company!!!!

Last year one of our instructors showed us a short documentary about Google workplace. I remember the first thing popped into my mind was like; Man, they've got to be kidding!! .
I mean the wacky environment and behaviors; you might find someone's walking in his pajama. Another one is doing his laundry!! And a third is getting a massage, while the fourth is playing with her puppy!! Oh, and let me add this a BARBERSHOP in your office, and of course the
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Tushar Damle
The book chronicles the journey of Google from its early days in the garage of a Paolo Alto residence, to mid 2005, roughly a year after Google went public. It is extensive in scope and covers everything from the idea search using 'pagerank', which led Google's founding, the early struggles of Larry and Sergey to get capital and their subsequent effort to make Google profitable, to their other products like Gmail and AdSense, their IPO and Google's future plans.

One of the recurring themes in th
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Sergey Homyuk
Gooooogle... как много в этом звуке для сердца IT-шника слилось! Вот я наконец-то и добрался до истории легендарной компании, оказавшей столь значительное влияние на развитие IT индустрии. Было очень любопытно взглянуть с чего начинался путь этого многомиллиардного колосса, поближе познакомиться с его основателями, узнать, что их мотивировало, к чему они стремились и какие ошибки они совершали.

История Google, конечно не столь драматична, как история Apple, в ней нет столь харизматичного и против
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TarasProkopyuk
Не смотря на то что книга написана в духе "хвалебной оды", авторы книги в лёгкой форме предоставили историю создания компании Google и её основателей, описали их проблемы и успехи, указали различия между другими компаниями, конкурентные преимущества, нетрадиционный подход к ведению бизнеса и не только.
Читается очень легко.
Nandasiri Wanninayaka
I read The Google Story a couple of years ago. It is meant to be the history of the Google Inc. but it looked more of a detective story as the whole book is very interesting with unbelievable incidents. The way Sergey Brin and Larry Page got together, the way they dropped out of Stanford University, their constant experimentations, expanding, meeting venture capitalists, investments pouring in and hiring a CEO are equally interesting incidents in Google’s way to success. It is amazing to read ho ...more
Mohamed ElSifi
In The Plex is away better.
Togar Arifin Silaban
Google dalam waktu 6 tahun memang telah menggegerkan dunia. Para saingannya dibuat kalang kabut, bahkan Bill Gates bos Microsoft termasuk yang ketar-ketir menghadapi Google. Saat buku The Google Story karya David A. Vise diterbitkan ditahun 2005, Google bahkan masih terus menikmati kejayaanya. Saat inipun Google masih terus melakukan inovasi-inovasi untuk memantapkan kerajaannya di dunia internet. Google Labs sebagai wadah untuk mencoba produk-produk baru yang terus bertambah jumlahnya. Andapun ...more
Sebah
صدمت في بداية قراءتي للكتاب من معرفة أصول مؤسسا جوجل اليهودية ، و انتماؤهم لـ"إسرائيل" ، خاصة أن الفصل الأول كان يقدمهما من خلال محاضرة أعطوها في جامعة هناك يحثون الطلاب على الإنتاج كما فعلوا . مشاعر متضاربة ، بين الدعوات المنتشرة بكثافة عن "مقاطعة" المنتجات اليهودية ، و بين فكرة أن الإنترنت بدون جوجل و منتجاتها لا تعني شيئا ، لي على الأقل . دفعني هذا لكثير من التفكر في مسألة المقاطعة و أبعادها بشكل عملي في محيطاتنا . ربما أناقشها في المدونة .

عدا عن ذلك ، الكتاب جميل يسبر أغوار تجربة جوجل و كيف
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Tim
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I really liked this book and perhaps more so I loved the Google story. Are the Google guys really the goodies? I'm not sure but I need to believe that one can be financially successful without having to sell your soul or move away from your true goals and that is what I got most from this book. Guys wanting to create the best, not veering from the path despite the pressures. Not even wondering how it is going to make a dime. Simply focused on getting it right.

The Google story puts any other ide
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Melissa
Sep 29, 2007 Melissa rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: business and computing students
I have a big interest in marketing and business, and I found this book to be a very well structured and interesing narrative of how one company came up with something new and better and brought their business vision to fruition.

Especially fascinating were the details of how the leadership roles were split amongst the creators and the CEO they hired, and how they compare with some of the traditional modes of leadership in Silicon Valley business ventures.

Their work culture philosophy is also in
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Indah
Bisnis, Media, dan Teknologi Terhangat Saat Ini

Penulis : David A. Vise dan Mark Malseed
Penerbit : PT Gramedia Pustaka Utama
Sampul dikerjakan oleh : Sofnir Ali
Setting : Rahayu Lestari
Cetakan Pertama : Juli 2006

Siapa yang tak kenal dengan situs mesin pencari paling unggul, cepat, mudah dan tak berbayar didunia, Google. Dikalangan pengguna internet, tak ada yang tak kenal nama Google. Bisa dibilang dalam satu hari, situs mesin pencari ini adalah yang paling sering dikunjungi. Google adalah Raja did
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Mohammed
This is a very exciting book that talks about two young entrepreneurs whom have built a giant internet empire. It covers the early stages of how they met each other, how the search engine idea originated, how they gathered the funds necessary to start the company and the story goes on …
I liked the style of the author bringing the pieces together. The only drawback from my point of view is that this book stops at year 2006 and as we all know Google is a very large and growing business entity wher
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Mromigh
I never realized how much Google affects my life until I read this book. Takes a fascinating, up close and personal look at the founders, their philosophies, their time at Stanford, and how they grew the company from a tiny office into what it is today. After reading this book, I love Google even more, if that's even possible. The appendix lists 23 Google search help tips, about half of which were new to me. Reads like a socio-business biography (I think I just made up that term). A must-read fo ...more
Krishna Kumar
I was reading “The Search” by John Battelle and reserved a copy of the “The Google Story” at the library. After reading it, I am thinking, why did I bother? Battelle’s book is a much better one in all respects as it takes the author through the history of search engines and compared Google with other search ideas and implementations.

“The Google Story”, however, is a cheerleading exercise for Google Inc. The authors have put the two founders on a pedestal and worship everything that they did. The
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Russel Wehsener
I recently read "The Google Story" by David A. Vise. I read this book because, well, it just sounded interesting. This book takes you through the long hours, and countless steps Larry Page, and Sergey Brin went through to get the company they have today, along with the 32 billion dollars they both made off of it. The book starts out with two Stanford PhD students with a dream to make searching the internet easier. As they buy computers parts and download the internet, school is now just in the w ...more
Noah F
In The Google Story if one works hard enough and is not afraid to go their own way they can be extremely successful. That is exactly how Larry Page and Sergey Brin made Google the success that it is today. Larry and Sergey met at a Stanford new student orientation in the spring of 1995. They became friends instantly. Google started out as a search engine called BackRub. When they decided to give it a new name it took them days of brainstorming to come up with Googolplex. Googolplex is an extreme ...more
Troy Blackford
This is the second book about Google I have read. The edition of this book that I read came out in 2005, and went up through the creation of Gmail. This is an excellent book, and the only caveat about it is it ends about ten years ago. Many exciting developments have come out of Mountain View since then. But since every book must be written at some point in time, this can't really be held against it. Additionally, the fact that it had much less ground to cover than the book 'In the Googleplex' ( ...more
Gordon Alley
This is a very intriguing and interesting story of how two young guys changed the world through their search engine called Google. The story is very inspiring and motivating as I wonder what God can do through two young guys growing up in 2014 that can literally change the world through the power of the Holy Spirit and obedience to the Word of God.
Rosie Beck
Traces the idea for Google at its inception at Stanford by 2 brilliant students and their trials and surprises in getting it to be the premier search engine for internet. These guys truly want the internet to be for all the people for free. Really liked it a lot
خليل  الضويحي
كتاب رائع يشرح كل التفاصيل التي مرت بها قوقل
استغربت من قمة الذكاء التي يتميز بها مؤسسان قوقل
حقيقه انهم مدرسة وتجربة قوقل من اعظم التجارب التجارية في هذا القرن بالنسبة لي
طبعا ً انا قرأة النسخه العربية من الكتاب
Ronak Patel
Google story, no like other story is one of its kind.
The book is worth every word written inside which would give you very small details about the Google since its inception. Right form standford campus how Larry & Sergey made billion $ organization & at the delight of end user without charging anything,virtually.

Apart from how it was Idea was converted into start up & then into world known organization, it also gives you principles for which google stands for, though you might feel
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Ajibola
A nice narration of Google's history from inception up until 2006. Quite interesting reading some of the forward looking ideas that were written in this book almost 10 years ago and the state at which Google is now mirror those values so closely still.

Also very interesting mentions of the connection of other companies like Overture, AOL, Yahoo etc to the Google Economy. The early connection of the Google founders to high education and their links with Stanford and University of Michigan.

A litt
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Bjarnim
good insight into the development of google. All these google books need updating now after significant changes in recent months/years.
Lane Willson
There is an old saying that probably should be updated. "Build a better mouse trap and the world will beat a path to your door...right after it Google's you to find how to get there." The Google Story:Inside the Hottest Business, Media, and Technology Success of Our Time was as captivating as the story of Google. Arguably, a member of the second wave of technology that took the freedoms discovered in the personal computing revolution, Google helped us understand the power of the information supe ...more
Евгений Сергеев
Ребенок (10 лет) читая эту книгу задал вопрос: "А что такое порно-сайты?" И как ответить?
Todd Hudnall
Knowing only the basics about the Internet giant, I found the book interesting. Yet, the author wrote like a starry eyed fan who airbrushed the whole Google story to portray the company as more successful, more noble and more virtuous (in a politically correct Pagan kind of way) than all of its competitors. By the end of the book the unrealistic, positive spin got to be syrupy sick. I enjoyed the book but would not recommend it due to its now dated nature. If you are looking to know more about G ...more
Julie
David A. Vise's non-fiction Google Story explains the foundation and workings of the company that changed the use of the internet. Larry Page and Sergey Brin were drop-out grad students at Stanford University with a dream to create a great search engine and the motto "Don't be evil" to prevent corruption. Though they had a difficult time inspiring investors for their seemingly endless demand for money, as the popularity of their website grew through word-of-mouth they discovered the success of c ...more
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