Both Eric Schmidt and Jonathan Rosenberg came to Google as seasoned Silicon Valley business executives, but over the course of a decade they came to see the wisdom in Coach John Wooden´s observation that ´it´s what you learn after you know it all that counts´. As they helped grow Google from a young start-up to a global icon, they relearned everything they knew about management. How Google Works is the sum of those experiences distilled into a fun, easy-to-read primer on corporate culture, strategy, talent, decision-making, communication, innovation, and dealing with disruption. The authors explain how the confluence of three seismic changes - the internet, mobile, and cloud computing - has shifted the balance of power from companies to consumers. The companies that will thrive in this ever-changing landscape will be the ones that create superior products and attract a new breed of multifaceted employees whom the authors dub ´smart creatives´. The management maxims (´Consensus requires dissension´, ´Exile knaves but fight for divas´, ´Think 10X, not 10%´) are illustrated with previously unreported anecdotes from Google´s corporate history. ´Back in 2010, Eric and I created an internal class for Google managers,´ says Rosenberg. ´The class slides all read ´Google confidential´ until an employee suggested we uphold the spirit of openness and share them with the world. This book codifies the recipe for our secret sauce: how Google innovates and how it empowers employees to succeed.´
Wie wird aus einem Garagen-Start-up ein weltbekanntes Imperium? Das Geheimnis um Google, eine der wertvollsten Marken der Welt,ist gelüftet. Von niemand Geringerem als Google-CEO Eric Schmidt, Gründer Larry Page und Senior Vice President Jonathan Rosenberg. Und so wie Google längst mehr als eine Suchmaschine ist, ist ´´Wie Google tickt´´ weit mehr als eine Unternehmensgeschichte. Es ist spannende Inspirationsquelle und kluger Wegweiser. Wie baut man eine fruchtbare Unternehmenskultur auf? Wie entwickelt man wegweisende Strategien? Wie entsteht Innovation? Die drei Google-Insider sind angetreten, ihr Wissen in die Welt zu bringen.
You are shrunk to the height of a penny and thrown in a blender. The blades start moving in sixty seconds. What do you do? If you want to work at Google, or any of the world´s top employers, you´ll need to have a convincing answer to this and countless other baffling puzzles. Are You Smart Enough to Work at Google? Reveals the new extreme interview questions in the postcrash, hypercompetitive job-market and uncovers the extraordinary lengths to which the best companies will go to find the right staff. Bestselling author William Poundstone guides readers through the surprising solutions to over a hundred of the most challenging conundrums used in interviews, as well as covering the importance of creative thinking, what your Facebook page says about you, and what really goes on inside the Googleplex. How will you fare?
Guice (pronounced ´´Juice´´) is the Jolt Award-winning, 100% Java icing on the cake of Java dependency injection. Unlike other popular dependency injection frameworks such as Spring, Guice fully embraces modern Java language features and combines simplicity with stunning performance and developer-friendliness. Google Guice: Agile Lightweight Dependency Injection Framework will not only tell you ´´how,´´ it will also tell you ´´why´´ and ´´why not,´´ so that all the knowledge you gain will be as widely applicable as possible. Filled with examples and background information, this book is an invaluable addition to your knowledge of modern agile Java. Learn simple annotation-driven dependency injection, scoping and aspect-oriented programming, and why it all works the way it works Be the first to familiarize yourself with concepts that are likely to be included in a future Java EE or SE release (through JSR 299) Get things done without having to write any XML
A FINANCIAL TIMES BOOK OF THE MONTH FROM THE WALL STREET JOURNAL: ´´ Nothing Mr. Gilder says or writes is ever delivered at anything less than the fullest philosophical decibel.. . Mr. Gilder sounds less like a tech guru than a poet, and his words tumble out in a romantic cascade.´´ ´´Google´s algorithms assume the world´s future is nothing more than the next moment in a random process. George Gilder shows how deep this assumption goes, what motivates people to make it, and why it´s wrong: the future depends on human action.´´ - Peter Thiel, founder of PayPal and Palantir Technologies and author of Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future The Age of Google, built on big data and machine intelligence, has been an awesome era. But it´s coming to an end. In Life after Google, George Gilder-the peerless visionary of technology and culture-explains why Silicon Valley is suffering a nervous breakdown and what to expect as the post-Google age dawns. Google´s astonishing ability to ´´search and sort´´ attracts the entire world to its search engine and countless other goodies-videos, maps, email, calendars....And everything it offers is free, or so it seems. Instead of paying directly, users submit to advertising. The system of ´´aggregate and advertise´´ works-for a while-if you control an empire of data centers, but a market without prices strangles entrepreneurship and turns the Internet into a wasteland of ads. The crisis is not just economic. Even as advances in artificial intelligence induce delusions of omnipotence and transcendence, Silicon Valley has pretty much given up on security. The Internet firewalls supposedly protecting all those passwords and personal information have proved hopelessly permeable. The crisis cannot be solved within the current computer and network architecture. The future lies with the ´´cryptocosm´´-the new architecture of the blockchain and its derivatives. Enabling cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin and ether, NEO and Hashgraph, it will provide the Internet a secure global payments system, ending the aggregate-and-advertise Age of Google. Silicon Valley, long dominated by a few giants, faces a ´´great unbundling,´´ which will disperse computer power and commerce and transform the economy and the Internet. Life after Google is almost here. For fans of ´´Wealth and Poverty,´´ ´´Knowledge and Power,´´ and ´´The Scandal of Money.´´