I'm Feeling Lucky: The Confessions of Google Employee Number 59

I'm Feeling Lucky: The Confessions of Google Employee Number 59

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"An exciting story [that] shines light on the inner workings of the fledgling Google and on the personalities of its founders."--The Daily Beast

In its infancy, Google embraced extremes--endless days fueled by unlimited free food, nonstop data-based debates, and blood-letting hockey games. The company's fresh-from-grad-school leaders sought more than old notions of success; they wanted to make all the information in the world available to everyone--instantly. Google, like the Big Bang, was a singularity--an explosive release of raw intelligence and unequaled creative energy--and while others have described what Google accomplished, no one has explained how it felt to be a part of it. Until now.

As employee number 59, Douglas Edwards was a key part of Google's earliest days. Experience the unnerving mix of camaraderie and competition as Larry Page and Sergey Brin create a famously nonhierarchical structure, fight against conventional wisdom, and race to implement myriad new features while coolly burying broken ideas. I'm Feeling Lucky captures the self-created culture of the world's most transformative corporation and offers unique access to the emotions experienced by those who virtually overnight built one of the world's best-known brands.

"Edwards does an excellent job of telling his story with a fun, outsider-insider voice. The writing is sharp."--Boston Globe

"An affectionate, compulsively readable recounting of the early years of Google."--Publishers Weekly

PRODUCT DETAILS :
ISBN : 9780547737393
BY (AUTHOR) Edwards, Douglas
PUBLISHER : Cengage Learning, Inc PUBLICATION DATE : April 03, 2012
COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United States IMPRINT : Houghton Mifflin
LANGUAGE : English AGE : General
PRODUCT FORM : Paperback / softback
DIMENSION : 201 mm x 132 mm
WEIGHT : 386 g

PRODUCT CATEGORY :
Biography, Literature & Literary studies
Economics, Finance, Business & Management
DESCRIPTION :
"An exciting story [that] shines light on the inner workings of the fledgling Google and on the personalities of its founders."--The Daily Beast

In its infancy, Google embraced extremes--endless days fueled by unlimited free food, nonstop data-based debates, and blood-letting hockey games. The company's fresh-from-grad-school leaders sought more than old notions of success; they wanted to make all the information in the world available to everyone--instantly. Google, like the Big Bang, was a singularity--an explosive release of raw intelligence and unequaled creative energy--and while others have described what Google accomplished, no one has explained how it felt to be a part of it. Until now.

As employee number 59, Douglas Edwards was a key part of Google's earliest days. Experience the unnerving mix of camaraderie and competition as Larry Page and Sergey Brin create a famously nonhierarchical structure, fight against conventional wisdom, and race to implement myriad new features while coolly burying broken ideas. I'm Feeling Lucky captures the self-created culture of the world's most transformative corporation and offers unique access to the emotions experienced by those who virtually overnight built one of the world's best-known brands.

"Edwards does an excellent job of telling his story with a fun, outsider-insider voice. The writing is sharp."--Boston Globe

"An affectionate, compulsively readable recounting of the early years of Google."--Publishers Weekly

PRODUCT DETAILS :
ISBN : 9780547737393
BY (AUTHOR) Edwards, Douglas
PUBLISHER : Cengage Learning, Inc PUBLICATION DATE : April 03, 2012
COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United States IMPRINT : Houghton Mifflin
LANGUAGE : English AGE : General
PRODUCT FORM : Paperback / softback
DIMENSION : 201 mm x 132 mm
WEIGHT : 386 g

PRODUCT CATEGORY :
Biography, Literature & Literary studies
Economics, Finance, Business & Management