In How Google Works, Schmidt, Google's Executive Chairman, and Rosenberg, advisor to the CEO, pull back the curtain on a company that has changed the way we work and redefined what it takes to be successful in today's business environment.
Both Schmidt and Rosenberg came to Google as seasoned Silicon Valley executives. As they helped grow Google from a start-up to a $300 billion global icon, they re-learned everything they knew about management and took notes along the way.
How Google Works is the Google playbook-an inside look at how Google defines its unique culture, values and strategies. The authors share their hard-won wisdom on attracting the best talent with the right culture, building a strategic foundation, decision making and consensus, communication, innovation and imagining the unimaginable. In conversation with Elise Hu, the host of NPR's All Tech Considered.
Elise Hu is a reporter who covers the intersection of technology and culture for NPR's on-air, online and multimedia platforms.
She joined NPR in 2011 to coordinate the digital development and editorial vision for the StateImpact network, a state government reporting project focused on member stations.
An honors graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia's School of Journalism, she previously worked as the state political reporter for KVUE-TV in Austin, WYFF-TV in Greenville, SC, and reported from Asia for the Taipei Times.
Jonathan Rosenberg joined Google in 2002 and managed the design and development of the company's consumer, advertiser, and partner products, including Search, Ads, Gmail, Android, Apps, and Chrome. He is currently an advisor to Google CEO Larry Page.
Eric E. Schmidt is executive chairman of Google. Since joining the startup in 2001, Schmidt has helped grow the company to be a global leader in technology. As executive chairman, he is responsible for the external matters of Google: building partnerships and broader business relationships, government outreach and technology thought leadership, and advising the CEO and senior leadership on business and policy issues. From 2001 to 2011, Schmidt served as Google’s CEO, overseeing the company’s technical and business strategy alongside its founder. Under his leadership, Google dramatically scaled its infrastructure and diversified its product offerings while maintaining a strong culture of innovation. Schmidt is a member of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology and the Prime Minister’s Advisory Council in the UK. He was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2006 and inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences as a fellow in 2007.