The Google Way: How One Company Is Revolutionizing Management As We Know It
Shortly after World War I, Ford and GM created the large modern corporation, with its financial and statistical controls, mass production, and assembly lines. In the 1980s, Toyota stood out for combining quality with continuous refinement. Today, Google is reinventing business yet again—the way we work, how organizations are controlled, and how employees are managed.
Management consultant Bernard Girard has been analyzing Google since its founding in 1998, and now in The Google Way, he explores Google's innovations in depth—many of which are far removed from the best practices taught at the top business schools.
As you read, you'll see how much of Google's success is due to its focus on users and automation. You'll also learn how eCommerce has profoundly changed the relationship between businesses and their customers, for the first time giving customers an important role to play in a major corporation's growth. Finally, Girard speculates about the limits of Google's business model and discusses the challenges it will face as it continues to grow.
Google's culture is one of innovation. Why not make that spirit of innovation your own?
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Now I'm actually going to read the Google ads and see what they actually say about me, if anything. So many thought provoking management concepts, plus the story behind google, should be compulsory reading for technocrats. Read full review
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Three Iconoclasts at the Top
Recruiting the Best
The 20 Percent Rule
Coworkers Are the Best Judges
Coordination Through Technology
The Secret Is in the Factory
Automating Sales and User Relationships
Putting Users in Charge
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A Look Ahead
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