How Google Works, by Eric Schmidt and Jonathan Rosenberg, offers insight into the world's greatest organization and presents an overview of how businesses have witnessed a titanic shift in the way they work from last couple of decades.
Summary of the Book
Written by two of the most important personalities of Google, this title gives the reader a clear view of the workspace of the world's biggest software giant. Today, Google has become synonymous with the world of the internet. But, it did not begin as a walk in the park. Hence, Eric and Jonathan write about the amazing evolution Google has experienced since its inception as a small start-up. The book talks about the monumental change Google has brought in work culture, business strategy, user friendliness, consumer approach, everyday innovation, and most importantly, how the gravity of its business interest shifted from the company to consumers. As the authors have first person perspectives on Google's unprecedented growth, they give a very clear picture to any organization that aspires to make the most of the current technologies. How Google Works recounts the story of a generation that has seen the internet and mobile technology taking over everything that existed before in the technological realm.
About the Authors
Eric Schmidt is a well-known personality in the software world, who currently holds the position of Executive Chairman of Google. Before entering the world of computer technology, Eric was academically involved in the area of Architecture and Electrical Engineering. He obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Berkeley. He was working with Sun Microsystems before joining Google in 2001, where he was interviewed by Larry Page and Sergey Brin.
Jonathan Rosenberg is currently the advisor to Larry Page, the CEO of Google. Jonathan has his Master?s degree in Business Administration from the University of Chicago. He has played key roles in Google's evolution in terms of its design and development, mainly its search engine, ads, gmail, android and mobile apps. Before becoming the Adviser to the CEO, Jonathan had served as the Senior Vice President of Products at Google.