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Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt and former senior vice-president of products Jonathan Rosenberg give an insider’s tour of the Internet giant. They honed their management skills creating a new kind of work environment in a company growing exponentially in a field that didn’t exist three decades earlier. They pass on some “conjurers’ secrets and translate them into accessible lessons.” This guidebook for creating successful 21st-century companies covers culture and environment, hiring, innovation, communication and decision making, Google-style. getAbstract believes this information-packed manual will please Google admirers, and leaders and future leaders of all types.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How Google does things differently,
  • What strategies will help you nourish “smart creatives” on your staff and
  • What traits distinguish Google’s corporate culture and environment.

About the Authors

Jonathan Rosenberg joined Google in 2002 as head of products, and advises CEO Larry Page. Eric Schmidt was CEO of Google from 2001 to 2010, and is the company’s executive chairman.



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    Raul Auris 5 months ago
    Nice stuff on How Google Works. <br>I like how Getabstract summarizes it. <br> <br>The authors talk about Google's technical spects. <br>It's captivating and interesting how they explain the neural.system of the world's biggest search engine. <br> <br>In was very captivated with Google leadership yesterday. <br>Now I am very interested in Google costless products. <br> <br>It's a blessings for millions of guys like me who benifit with free tools of this great holding.