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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Janet Lowe Narrator: Lloyd James Publisher: Gildan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2009 ISBN: 9781596594029
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In many ways, Google is the prototype of a successful 21st-century company. It uses technology in new ways to make information universally accessible; promotes a corporate culture that encourages creativity among its employees; and takes its role as a corporate citizen very seriously, investing in green initiatives and developing the largest corporate foundation in the U.S.

Following in the footsteps of her bestselling Warren Buffett Speaks—written in a conversational style that successfully captures the essence of these business leaders—Janet Lowe reveals the amazing story behind one of the most important new companies of our time by exploring the people and philosophies that have made Google a global phenomenon in less than 15 years.

She offers an engaging look at how its founders 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—both living fairly modest lives despite each having a net worth of over $15.9 billion—and details how they have created a culture that fosters fun, yet keeps Google at the forefront of technology through relentless R&D investments and imaginative partnerships with organizations such as NASA.

Examining Google's breakthrough business strategies, which transformed online advertising and changed the way we look at corporate responsibility and employee relations, we see why Google may be a harbinger of where corporate America is headed. Also addressed are controversies surrounding Google, such as copyright infringement, antitrust concerns, and personal privacy.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “It's not hard to see that Google is a phenomenal company…At Geico, we pay these guys a whole lot of money for this and that key word.”

    Warren Buffett

  • “Google rocks. It raised my perceived IQ by about 20 points.”

    Wes Boyd, President of Moveon.Org

  • “Google is my rapid response research assistant. It's the Swiss Army knife of information retrieval.”

    Lloyd Grove, columnist, Portfolio.com

  • “Who's afraid of Google? Everyone.”

    Wired magazine

  • “Writers of the past had absinthe, whiskey or heroin. I have Google."

    Michael Chabon

  • Google Speaks is a wealth of information. It is a book that everyone who enjoys using the Internet should read.”


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About the Author
Janet Lowe is the author of the bestselling Bill Gates Speaks, Jack Welsh Speaks, Oprah Winfrey Speaks, and Benjamin Graham on Value Investing. Her articles have appeared in such publications as Newsweek, the Christian Science Monitor, the Los Angeles Times, and the San Francisco Chronicle. Ms. Lowe lives in Del Mar, California with her husband, Austin Lynas.
About the Narrator

Lloyd James (a.k.a. Sean Pratt) has been narrating since 1996 and has recorded over six hundred audiobooks. He is a seven-time winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award and has twice been a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award. His critically acclaimed performances include Elvis in the Morning by William F. Buckley Jr. and Searching for Bobby Fischer by Fred Waitzkin, among others.