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3.86 out of 53.86 out of 53.86 out of 53.86 out of 53.86 out of 5 3.86 (7 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: David A. Vise, Mark Malseed Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2005 ISBN: 9781415929698
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"Here is the story behind one of the most remarkable Internet successes of our time. Based on scrupulous research and extraordinary access to Google, the book takes you inside the creation and growth of a company whose name is a favorite brand and a standard verb recognized around the world. Its stock is worth more than General Motors’ and Ford’s combined, its staff eats for free in a dining room that used to be run by the Grateful Dead’s former chef, and its employees traverse the firm’s colorful Silicon Valley campus on scooters and inline skates.

THE GOOGLE STORY is the definitive account of the populist media company powered by the world’s most advanced technology that in a few short years has revolutionized access to information about everything for everybody everywhere.
In 1998, Moscow-born Sergey Brin and Midwest-born Larry Page dropped out of graduate school at Stanford University to, in their own words, “change the world” through a search engine that would organize every bit of information on the Web for free.

While the company has done exactly that in more than one hundred languages, Google’s quest continues as it seeks to add millions of library books, television broadcasts, and more to its searchable database.
Readers will learn about the amazing business acumen and computer wizardry that started the company on its astonishing course; the secret network of computers delivering lightning-fast search results; the unorthodox approach that has enabled it to challenge Microsoft’s dominance and shake up Wall Street. Even as it rides high, Google wrestles with difficult choices that will enable it to continue expanding while sustaining the guiding vision of its founders’ mantra: DO NO EVIL."


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Quotes & Awards

  • [The authors] do a fine job of recounting Google’s rapid rise and explaining its search business. The New York Times
  • An intriguing insider view of the Google culture. Harvard Business Review
  • An interesting read on a powerhouse company . . . If you haven’t read anything about one of today’s most influential companies, you should. If you don’t read The Google Story, you’re missing a few extra treats. USA Today
  • Fascinating . . . meticulous . . . never bogs down. Houston Chronicle
  • “[The authors] do a fine job of recounting Google’s rapid rise and explaining its search business.”

    New York Times

  • “An interesting read on a powerhouse company…if you haven’t read anything about one of today’s most influential companies, you should. If you don’t read The Google Story, you’re missing a few extra treats.

    USA Today

  • “An intriguing insider view of the Google culture.”

    Harvard Business Review

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Aseem | 6/16/2011

    " One of the most interesting stories of the most successful tech-startup. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Deepak | 5/11/2011

    " A powerful story mediocrely told. Definitely not recommended for anyone wanting a real insight into Google. Patchy narrative, not gripping. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Samyuktha | 5/3/2011

    " All I can is that I fell in love with Google - more "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pedro | 4/5/2011

    " Talvez o livro fundamental sobre a história do Google. É bem didático, ainda que muito pouco crítico. Estou pesquisando a vida do Larry Page. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Robert | 3/10/2011

    " It gave me an inside view to one of the world's most influential companies. It was interesting but did not contain anything really outstanding. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pradeep | 1/25/2011

    " Must read to know the Google Story. It is the definitive account of the populist media company powered by the world’s most advanced technology that in a few short years has revolutionized access to information about everything for everybody everywhere. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joseph | 1/11/2011

    " A company I admire. Its great to to read that a giant came out of a small nevertheless mighty app which made google a verb. "

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About the Author
Author David A. Vise

David A. Vise, formerly a Pulitzer Prize–winning reporter for the Washington Post, he is a senior advisor to New Mountain Capital, a New York-based private equity firm, and to New Mountain Vantage, the firm’s public equity fund. He is the author of three previous books, including the New York Times bestseller The Bureau and the Mole.