What Would Google Do?: Reverse-Engineering the Fastest Growing Company in the History of the World

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Harper Collins, Mar 17, 2009 - Business & Economics - 288 pages
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“Eye-opening, thought-provoking, and enlightening.”
—USA Today

“An indispensable guide to the business logic of the networked era.”
—Clay Shirky, author of Here Comes Everybody

“A stimulating exercise in thinking really, really big.”
—San Jose Mercury News

What Would Google Do? is an indispensable manual for survival and success in today’s internet-driven marketplace. By “reverse engineering the fastest growing company in the history of the world,” author Jeff Jarvis, proprietor of Buzzmachine.com, one of the Web’s most widely respected media blogs, offers indispensible strategies for solving the toughest new problems facing businesses today. With a new afterword from the author, What Would Google Do? is the business book that every leader or potential leader in every industry must read.

 

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User Review  - travelster - LibraryThing

Three chapters into it and so far it's excellent. Great business ideas and the author is well on top of what's going on in business and social media. Read full review

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User Review  - dickmanikowski - LibraryThing

While Jarvis' insights were interesting, they weren't interesting enough to get me to finish the book. I think the problem for me was that the book was targeted more at the business community than at ... Read full review

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Contents

New Relationship
11
New Architecture
24
New Publicness
40
New Economy
54
New Business Reality
70
New Ethic
91
New Imperatives
109
Media
123
Advertising
145
Utilities
162
Were more than consumers
177
Markets minus middlemen
195
Public Institutions
210
Beyond Google?
226
Continuing the conversation
243
Copyright

Killing the book to save
136

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Jeff Jarvis is the proprietor of one of the web’s most popular and respected blogs about media, Buzzmachine.com. He heads the Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism at the City University of New York. He was named one of a hundred worldwide media leaders by the World Economic Forum at Davos in 2007–11 and was the creator and founding editor of Entertainment Weekly magazine. He is the author of the forthcoming book Public Parts: How Sharing in the Digital Age Improves the Way We Work and Live.

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