Work Rules!: Insights from Inside Google That Will Transform How You Live and Lead

Work Rules!: Insights from Inside Google That Will Transform How You Live and Lead

by Laszlo Bock, Author (Read by)

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ISBN-13: 9781478980872
Publisher: Hachette Audio
Publication date: 04/07/2015
Edition description: Unabridged
Sales rank: 969,347
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 5.80(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

Laszlo Bock leads Google's people function, responsible for attracting, developing, retaining, and delighting "Googlers." Bock's earlier experience spans executive roles at the General Electric Company, management consulting at McKinsey & Company, start-ups, non-profits, and acting.

During Bock's tenure, Google has been named the Best Company to Work For more than 30 times around the world and received over 100 awards as an employer of choice. In 2010, he was named "Human Resources Executive of the Year" by Human Resources Executivemagazine.

Table of Contents

Preface: A Guidance Counselor's Nightmare 1

Why Google's Rules Will Work for You 7

1 Becoming a Founder 17

2 "Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast" 29

3 Lake Wobegon, Where All the New Hires Are Above Average 54

4 Searching for the Best 69

5 Don't Trust Your Gut 87

6 Let the Inmates Run the Asylum 118

7 Why Everyone Hates Performance Management, and What We Decided to Do About It 150

8 The Two Tails 178

9 Building a Learning Institution 204

10 Pay Unfairly 225

11 The Best Things in Life Are Free (or Almost Free) 260

12 Nudge… a Lot 283

13 It's Not All Rainbows and Unicorns 318

14 What You Can Do Starting Tomorrow 336

Afterword for HR Geeks Only: Building the World's First People Operations Team 349

Work Rules 367

Acknowledgments 371

Photo Credits 375

Notes 377

Index 397

About the Author 405

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Work Rules!: Insights from Inside Google That Will Transform How You Live and Lead 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
BigDaddy1114 More than 1 year ago
Definitely worth reading, much to learn. The lower rating comes from the recent allegations of gender discrimination. Compared to other tech companies in different parts of the country (and worldwide) it seems Google has a massive blind spot in this area. Mr. Bock implies Google's data driven and people oriented approach gives them the edge and I agree that this is true - to a point. There are other companies, doing serious work, providing for their employees, and have nothing in common with Google's culture. So read this book, learn some great insights, but keep an open mind with regard to other approaches.