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The Google Story by David A. Vise
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Nov 06, 2008

really liked it
bookshelves: non-fiction

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 giant living gourmet restaurant who serves whatever you want, and all of this for freeee. As we saw in the documentary, employees were incredibly a way too happy and having lots of fun. They just seemed to play hard as well as they work hard. And now, after reading this book I can tell I'm even more amazed by this enormously bright firm.

The book, the google story, takes you in a journey starts from the first thought of two Stanford ph.D. Students, and ends with the very known successful leading search engine company today. How they created it, improved it, turned it into a business enterprise and how they competed greatest and strongly successful rivals such as Microsoft and Yahoo.

I really loved their philosophy and values with their clever motto "Don't Be Evil" thingy. Especially, how they perceived the advertising acts and pornography blocking for those who activate it. Furthermore, it was very interesting to know that this firm whose financial strength is built on advertising did almost no advertising itself!! .

Also, i loved how Larry and Sergey, founders of Google, like to be in control on everything and want to do everything in their way; with venture capitalists and even when they went to public and did the IPO…..geez, they're just adorable and pigheaded!

On the other hand, I found the book very inspirational. Believe it or not, this tremendous successes which has been built in an unbelievabl short time, was born from regular students who wanted to just do a project they were interested in. yeah right, everything can happen if we just brilliantly worked hardly on it.

Very recommended for those who have interests in business & marketing.

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Khalid It's the dream company to work for!


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