I'm Feeling Lucky

The Confessions of Google Employee Number 59

By Douglas Edwards
(Brilliance Audio, MP3 CD, 9781455884735)

Publication Date: April 2012

Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover, Paperback, Compact Disc, Compact Disc, MP3 CD, Hardcover

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Comparing Google to an ordinary business is like comparing a rocket to an Edsel. In its infancy, Google embraced extremes endless days fueled by unlimited free food, nonstop data-based debates, and bloodletting hockey games. The company s fresh-from-grad-school leaders sought more than old notions of success; they wanted to make all the information in the world available to everyone instantly. Google, like the Big Bang, was a singularity an explosive release of raw intelligence and unequaled creative energy and while others have described what Google accomplished, no one has explained how it felt to be a part of it. Until now. Douglas Edwards, employee number 59, offers the first inside view of what it was like to be a Googler. Experience the unnerving mix of camaraderie and competition as Larry Page and Sergey Brin, the company s idiosyncratic young partners, create a famously nonhierarchical structure, fight against conventional wisdom, and race to implement a myriad of new features while coolly burying broken ideas and wounded products. I m Feeling Lucky captures for the first time the self-invented culture of the world s most transformative corporation and offers unique access to the emotions, particularly the tensions, experienced by those who built overnight one of the world s best-known brands."
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