Extended Audio Sample

Download The Google Story Audiobook

Extended Audio Sample The Google Story, by David A. Vise, Mark Malseed Click for printable size audiobook cover
3.99 out of 53.99 out of 53.99 out of 53.99 out of 53.99 out of 5 3.99 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: David A. Vise, Mark Malseed Narrator: Stephen Hoye Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
Regular Price: $20.00 Add to Cart
— or —
FlexPass™ Price: $17.95$5.95$5.95 for new members!
Add to Cart learn more )

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 powerful search engine that would organize every bit of information on the web for free. The Google Story takes you deep inside the company’s wild ride from an idea that struggled for funding in 1998 to a firm that rakes in billions in profits, making Brin and Page the wealthiest young men in America. Based on scrupulous research and extraordinary access to Google, this fast-moving narrative reveals how an unorthodox management style and culture of innovation enabled a search engine to shake up Madison Avenue and Wall Street, scoop up YouTube, and battle Microsoft at every turn. Not afraid of controversy, Google is expanding in Communist China and quietly working on a searchable genetic database, initiatives that test the founders’ guiding mantra: don’t be evil.

Download and start listening now!

BK_BKOT_000588

Quotes & Awards

  • [The authors] do a fine job of recounting Google’s rapid rise and explaining its search business. New York Times
  • An intriguing insider view of the Google culture. Harvard Business Review
  • Fascinating…meticulous…never bogs down…Even if you think you’ve heard about Google ad nauseam, you will find new items about this important company. Houston Chronicle
  • 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
  • “[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 by 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 by 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 by 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 by 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. "

  • > Show All
Write a Review
What is FlexPass?
  • Your first audiobook is just $5.95
  • Over 90% are at or below $12.95
  • "LOVE IT" guarantee
  • No time limits or expirations