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How Google Works

How Google Works
Today we all live and work in the Internet Century, where technology is roiling the business landscape, and the pace of change is only accelerating. … Today we all live and work in the Internet Century, where technology is roiling the business landscape, and the pace of change is only accelerating. In their new book How Google Works, Google Executive Chairman and ex-CEO Eric Schmidt and former SVP of Products Jonathan Rosenberg share the lessons they learned over the course of a decade running Google. Covering topics including corporate culture, strategy, talent, decision-making, communication, innovation, and dealing with disruption, the authors illustrate management maxims with numerous insider anecdotes from Google’s history. In an era when everything is speeding up, the best way for businesses to succeed is to attract smart-creative people and give them an environment where they can thrive at scale. This is a visual preview of How Google Works.

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