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6 Innovation

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You probably use Google when you are looking for something on the Web. But do you know who founded the company and why it is unique? Here’s the inside scoop. Authors David Vise and Mark Malseed tell the story of Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin in fast-moving, energetic prose, from start-up to triumph. The authors spend little time considering any of the possible negative aspects associated with Google, but most readers will find that it hardly matters because their book is downright fun, and it ends with a useful set of Google search tips. getAbstract says you will learn so much about the founders, the company’s management and its wonderfully exotic culture that you will not notice the absence of critical distance.

In this summary, you will learn

  • Why Sergey Brin and Larry Page started Google;
  • How they kept control of it despite pressure from their investors and financial backers;
  • How the acrimony between Microsoft and Google originated; and
  • What Google plans for the future.
 

About the Authors

David A. Vise won a Pulitzer Prize at the Washington Post and works for a hedge fund. This is his fourth book. A Wharton M.B.A. named to the school's list of most influential alumni, he began his career at a major brokerage house. He wrote for a financial analysis Web site and the Wall Street Journal. Mark Malseed is a former senior researcher for Bob Woodward on two major books about the Bush administration. He has contributed to several publications, including the Washington Post and the Boston Herald.

 

Summary

A Bargain Offer
If Stanford University had offered to sell you Google’s search technology for a million bucks a few years ago, would you have found a way to buy it? Yahoo, Alta Vista and various companies all passed. The dearth of buyers created a dilemma for Sergey Brin and Larry Page...

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