About the book
The Google story describes, as expected the Googles 10 year history. How did Google become a verb? How did Google become the most important and influential company on the Internet? How did two Stanford students create one of the world’s most recognizable brands in just a few short years?
This book profiles both the company and its founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin The book is filled with inside glimpses into the history of Google and the challenges is faced on its way to success, It gives an insight to its unique corporate atmosphere and vision. It is a great book for anyone who wants to understand just how this unconventional company has become so successful in such a short time.
About the authors
David A. Vise is a senior advisor to New Mountain Capital, a leading New York-based private equity firm, and to New Mountain Vantage, the firm’s public equity fund..
Mark Malseed is an investigative journalist and information industry consultant. Following the release of The Google Story, his first book he shares his investigative insights with businesses, organizations and schools in “Google Sleuthing” seminars.
What to learn from this book?
If you are interested in the history of the Internet the story of Google is a must read.
It is fun to read. One of the things I learned from reading this book is that Pagerank is not just about the ranking of your webpage but the algorithm that is given the name by its developer Larry Page. It learns you about the companies mantra: “Don’t be evil”.
The book can also be used as an inspiration if you are setting up your own business and how you can become successful too.