The Google Guys: Inside the Brilliant Minds of Google Founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin by Richard L. Brandt
The Google Guys skips past the general Google story and focuses on what really drives the companys founders. Richard L. Brandt shows the company as the brainchild of two brilliant individuals and looks at Googles business decisions in light of its founders ambition and beliefs.
Larry is the main strategist, with business acumen and practical drive, while Sergey is the primary technologist and idealist, with brilliant ideas and strong moral positions. But they work closely together, almost like complementary halves of a single brain.
Through interviews with current and former employees, competitors, partners, and senior Google management, plus conversations with the founders themselves, Brandt demystifies the company while clarifying a number of misconceptions.
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This month, in , the company filed for incorporation, the very first step in turning a Stanford dorm room project into what's become Alphabet, one of the world's most valuable companies., It began with an argument. When he first met Larry Page in the summer of , Sergey Brin was a second-year grad student in the computer science department at Stanford University.
The Google company was officially launched in by Larry Page and Sergey Brin to market Google Search , which has become the most used web-based search engine. The search engine soon proved successful and the expanding company moved several times, finally settling at Mountain View in This marked a phase of rapid growth, with the company making its initial public offering in and quickly becoming one of the world's largest media companies. In , Google became the main subsidiary of the holding company Alphabet Inc. The search engine went through numerous updates in attempts to combat search engine optimization abuse, provide dynamic updating of results, and make the indexing system rapid and flexible. Search results started to be personalized in , and later Google Suggest autocompletion was introduced. From , Universal Search provided all types of content, not just text content, in search results.
Access insights and guidance from our Wall Street pros. Find the product that's right for you. In the age of social media, the successful entrepreneurs who made some of the biggest websites became a celebrities themselves, whether it was Mark Zuckerberg getting a movie made about his life or Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian marrying Serena Williams. Yet not everyone necessarily knows the names of the founders of the most important website to the development of the internet, Google. The search engine was founded in ; 21 years later, it's the most ubiquitous website in existence, its namesake having become not just a domain but a verb as well. One co-founder was Sergey Brin. Page, as the co-founder and current CEO of Google, is easily one of the richest people in the world.