Book Review – In the Plex: How Google Thinks, Works, and Shapes Our Lives

I am a big fan of Google and a bunch of their web apps like Gmail, Google Reader, etc just like any other techie. I kept hearing about this book on Google from a lot of podcasters.

So, I finally caved in and downloaded the audiobook on AudibleIn The Plex: How Google Thinks, Works, and Shapes Our Lives.


This book takes us into the beginnings of this startup when Larry & Sergey ran Google in the dorms of Stanford University.

You will learn about the inner workings of the company, the roots of its famous oh-so-different corporate culture, what drives the company, how they can scale so well when others falter, etc.

Steven Levy (senior technology writer for Wired magazine) takes us in a fantastic journey and I was thrilled to learn a few tidbits like Larry wanted none other than Steve Jobs as Google’s CEO. Larry was born in Lansing (where I live now) and he went to Okemos Radmore Montessori.

This is a must read for anyone who secretly admires Google for what they have become and what they could be few years down the road.

You can grab the book from a variety of ways

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