By Eric Schmidt, Jonathan Rosenberg
Google government Chairman and ex-CEO Eric Schmidt and previous SVP of goods Jonathan Rosenberg got here to Google over a decade in the past as confirmed know-how executives. on the time, the corporate used to be already recognized for doing issues otherwise, reflecting the visionary--and often contrarian--principles of founders Larry web page and Sergey Brin. If Eric and Jonathan have been going to be triumphant, they learned they might need to relearn every thing they idea they knew approximately administration and enterprise.
Today, Google is an international icon that often pushes the limits of innovation in a number of fields. HOW GOOGLE WORKS is an unique, page-turning primer containing classes that Eric and Jonathan discovered as they helped construct the corporate. The authors clarify how expertise has shifted the stability of strength from businesses to shoppers, and that the single technique to achieve this ever-changing panorama is to create more desirable items and allure a brand new breed of multifaceted staff whom Eric and Jonathan dub "smart creatives." protecting issues together with company tradition, procedure, expertise, decision-making, verbal exchange, innovation, and working with disruption, the authors illustrate administration maxims ("Consensus calls for dissension," "Exile knaves yet struggle for divas," "Think 10X, now not 10%") with quite a few insider anecdotes from Google's heritage, a lot of that are shared the following for the 1st time.
In an period while every little thing is dashing up, the way for companies to be successful is to draw smart-creative humans and provides them an atmosphere the place they could thrive at scale. HOW GOOGLE WORKS explains how you can do exactly that.
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