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

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Penguin Books Limited, Jul 28, 2011 - Computers - 432 pages
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Comparing Google to an ordinary business is like comparing a rocket to a wheelbarrow. No academic analysis or bystander's account can capture it. Now Douglas Edwards, Employee Number 59, takes readers inside the Googleplex for the closest look you can get without an ID card, giving readers a chance to fully experience the potent mix of camaraderie and competition that makes up the company that changed the world. Edwards, Google's first director of marketing and brand management, describes it as it happened. From the first, pioneering steps of Larry Page and Sergey Brin, the company's young, idiosyncratic partners to the evolution of the company's famously nonhierarchical structure (where every employee finds a problem to tackle or a feature to create and works independently), through the physical endurance feats of the company's engineers (both on and off the roller-hockey field) to its ethos to always hire someone smarter than yourself, I'm Feeling Lucky captures for the first time the unique, self-invented, culture of the world's most transformative corporation. Welcome to the "Google Experience".

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User Review  - HadriantheBlind - LibraryThing

An interesting insider's look at Google. The author does not have much of a technology background (he is older than the majority of the staff, and in marketing), so he does have a true 'outsider's ... Read full review

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User Review  - amimariscal - LibraryThing

This book was fun to listen to and interesting due to the personal stories that the author Douglas shares as well as the insights about Google. I definitely feel that Douglas goes deeper into the ... Read full review

About the author (2011)

Douglas Edwards was director of consumer marketing and brand management at Google from 1999 to 2005 and was responsible for setting the tone and direction of the company's communications with its users.

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