Written on: November 26th, 2008 by: in Learning Journeys
Laura here: I spend most of my reading time on fiction; I’m drawn
to the stories and characters that often reflect real-life learning and
situations, but sometimes real-life stories can read like a fairy tale.
That’s been my experience of The Google Story by
David Vise and Mark Malseed. It’s the story of the Google Guys: Sergey Brin and Larry Page and it caught my eye in a lovely
independent bookstore while I was in Georgia recently. I jotted down the
title to check out at my local library: this is my standard operating procedure
before purchasing a book I’m not 100% ‘sold’ on. 😉 (My public library had the
print and audio version so I can listen in the car or on a walk as well as read
at home and I’m already sold.)
The book reads like a novel—fascinating characters,
improbable situations, and astonishing discoveries! The Google Story
tells the tale of two young entrepreneurs who dropped out of Stanford University to “change the world” and give their product away for free! You’ll even learn
how the company’s mantra: DON’T BE EVIL guides their remarkable success.
Google it to learn more! Have we really been ‘googling’ for ten years!? A brand that’s become a verb is definitely a success story worth reading! Have you seen this laugh out loud t-shirt saying? “Sometimes when I’m alone I Google myself.” 😉