Following in the footsteps of Warren Buffett Speaks and Jack Welch Speaks—which contain a conversational style that successfully captures the essence of these business leaders—Google Speaks reveals the amazing story behind one of the most important new companies of our time by exploring the people and philosophies that have made it a global phenomenon in less than fifteen years.
Written by bestselling author Janet Lowe, this book offers an engaging look at how Google's founders, Sergey Brin and Larry Page, transformed their vision of a better Internet search engine into a business colossus with about $16 billion in annual revenue. Lowe discusses the values that drive Brin and Page-for example, how they both live fairly modest lives, despite each having a net worth in excess of $15.9 billion-and details how they have created a culture that fosters fun while, at the same time, keeping Google at the forefront of technology through relentless R&D investments and imaginative partnerships with organizations such as NASA.
In addition to examining Google's breakthrough business strategies and new business models-which have transformed online advertising and changed the way we look at corporate responsibility and employee relations-Lowe explains why Google may be a harbinger of where corporate America is headed. She also addresses controversies surrounding Google, such as copyright infringement, antitrust concerns, and personal privacy and poses the question almost every successful company must face: as Google grows, can it hold on to its entrepreneurial spirit as well as its informal motto, "Don't do evil"?
What started out as a university research project conducted by Sergey Brin and Larry Page has ended up revolutionizing the world we live in. Google Speaks puts these incredible entrepreneurs in perspective and shows you how their drive and determination have allowed them to create one of today's most powerful companies.
I usually don't read a lot of nonfiction book, but when I found one about Google I just had to pick it up. I sure was not disappointed either! Read morePublished 5 months ago by Charles
I felt/feel the EXACT same way as Edwinder http://www.amazon.com/gp/cdp/member-reviews/A1CZHKHHX6XE9F/ref=cm_pdp_rev_title_1? Read morePublished on March 16, 2012 by TryTryAgain
I heard the audio of this book and could not waste any more time than 1/3rd of the way into the first CD, the reading is unengaging, but the writing is so bad, I cannot willfully... Read morePublished on March 10, 2012 by S. Kolinjavadi
The book is nothing but a mish-mash of commonly known public knowledge. The style of writing is atrocious. Read morePublished on November 12, 2011 by Ellen Stranger
This is the kind of book that I start to read and I can't stop. It covers a lot of google's history with details.Published on August 1, 2010 by Pedro
Janet Lowe, bestselling author, captures the billion dollar corporation that was once a school project on the campus of Standford. Read morePublished on September 23, 2009 by Henry J. Lin
For those who cannot get through the day without using Google to search out an item on the Internet, Google Speaks is an enlightening book to read. Read morePublished on August 19, 2009 by Mary Sikes
Google is an exceptional company. It is currently the most used search engine on the web. I picked up this book because I wanted to learn how this company started and why it is so... Read morePublished on August 14, 2009 by Mariusz Skonieczny
In fewer than 15 years, Google built the largest index of Web pages, dominated the Internet search industry, grew into a giant with a 1. Read morePublished on August 2, 2009 by C. A. Lajos