I'm Feeling Lucky: The Confessions of Google Employee Number 59
I'm Feeling Lucky:
The Confessions of Google Employee Number 59
by Douglas Edwards
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Books about corporations tend to stick to a few tried-and-true formulas. Many read like sports stories: Companies win with visionary leadership and by being smarter and showing more gumption than their competitors. Some of these accounts are anthropological treatments—thick descriptions of what it’s like to work within the unique culture of a firm. Then there are the angry tirades about the damage companies do.
Google, in many ways the most significant company of our time, has been the subject of books in each of these genres in recent years. Ken Auletta told the “great man” story of the business’s triumph in his weighty 2009 book, Googled; this year, Steven Levy got inside the culture of Google’s most brilliant engineers with In the Plex, and conservative pundit Scott Cleland issued a shallow indictment of Google’s
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