How Google Works by Eric Schmidt & Jonathan Rosenberg

How Google Works

By Eric Schmidt & Jonathan Rosenberg

  • Release Date: 2014-09-23
  • Genre: Secteurs et professions
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Description

Both Eric Schmidt and Jonathan Rosenberg came to Google as seasoned Silicon Valley business executives, but over the course of a decade they came to see the wisdom in Coach John Wooden's observation that 'it's what you learn after you know it all that counts'. As they helped grow Google from a young start-up to a global icon, they relearned everything they knew about management. How Google Works is the sum of those experiences distilled into a fun, easy-to-read primer on corporate culture, strategy, talent, decision-making, communication, innovation, 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 from companies to consumers. The companies that will thrive in this ever-changing landscape will be the ones that create superior products and attract a new breed of multifaceted employees whom the authors dub 'smart creatives'. The management maxims ('Consensus requires dissension', 'Exile knaves but fight for divas', 'Think 10X, not 10%') are illustrated with previously unreported anecdotes from Google's corporate history.

'Back in 2010, Eric and I created an internal class for Google managers,' says Rosenberg. 'The class slides all read '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 it empowers employees to succeed.'

Reviews

  • Insightful

    5
    By ITinche
    Well written book, that is not only advertising how great Google is doing. But honestly (seems like at least) present how they got their, what are the key things to care about in order to succeed. But also the failures Google went through and the great learnings behind. I recommend to anyone who is willing to do a meaningful job in the company he works for.

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