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The Google Story - somewhat disappointing
on 19 December 2005
This is a moderately entertaining read but I found it rather lightweight with few real insights. I was hoping to learn something about how Google managed their very rapid growth, how they kept control of things and how they kept their people on board (beyond having a good cook and plenty of toys!). The book, I think, overemphasises lawsuits, battles with Microsoft and the value of Google stock. It also irritatingly oscillates between calling the Google founders by their first names and then their surnames for no apparent reason. To be fair, the way they financed the start up did provide some interesting reading.