How Google Works

How Google Works

Downloadable Audiobook - 2014
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"Jack Welch's Straight from the Gut was once the essential primer for managers, but today's leaders need a new playbook. In HOW GOOGLE WORKS, Eric Schmidt and Jonathan Rosenberg distill their decades of working in the high-tech industry into a practical and fun-to-read guide for those who want to succeed in an ever-changing business landscape. The book offers how-to advice on strategy, corporate culture, talent, decision-making, innovation, communication and dealing with disruption. The authors explain how the confluence of three seismic changes--the internet, mobile, and cloud computing--has shifted the balance of power between consumer and corporation. The companies that thrive will be the ones that create superior products and attract a new breed of multi-faceted employees whom the authors dub "smart creatives." The management maxims are illustrated with previously unreported anecdotes from Google's corporate history. "Back in 2010, Eric and I created an internal class for Google managers focusing on the lessons the management team learned the hard way," says Rosenberg. "The class slides all said 'Google confidential' until an employee suggested we uphold the spirit of openness and share them with the world. This book codifies the recipe for our secret sauce: how Google innovates and how Google empowers employees to succeed.""-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Business Plus, 2014.
ISBN: 9781478931737
Branch Call Number: eAUDIO OVERDRI
Characteristics: audio file
1 sound file : digital
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc. - Distributor

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Nov 18, 2017

Nine hours of non-stop bragging - made with somewhat poor narration. Most of the work is taken up by the human resources strategy the company uses. I found it hard to listen to because the narrator kept reading it like a thirty second radio advertisement, with awkward emphases and pauses. I would guestimate that few of the methods are transferable to other organizations.

Aug 06, 2016

Full of ideas about how to make a work site better. Fascinating.


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