By Richard L. Brandt
How a lot do you actually learn about Google's founders, Larry web page and Sergey Brin?
The Google Guys skips earlier the overall Google tale and makes a speciality of what quite drives the company's founders. Richard L. Brandt exhibits the corporate because the brainchild of 2 extraordinary contributors and appears at Google's company judgements in mild of its founders' ambition and ideology.
Larry is the most strategist, with company acumen and useful force, whereas Sergey is the first technologist and idealist, with amazing principles and powerful ethical positions. yet they paintings heavily jointly, similar to complementary halves of a unmarried mind.
via interviews with present and previous staff, rivals, companions, and senior Google administration, plus conversations with the founders themselves, Brandt demystifies the corporate whereas clarifying a couple of misconceptions.
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