tedster - 6:32 pm on Aug 7, 2011 (gmt 0)
One thing strikes me as I read is this book - as technically astute and innovative as the founders are, they are also quite willing to toss conventional management "wisdom" out the door. And because they run the company by the data rather than opinion, their iconoclastic management style has nevertheless worked extremely well to date.
Another point comes screaming through for me. All the disruption that Google creates, including the privacy concerns, the intellectual property worries, etc, seems to impact older generations more than "digital natives" who are the great majority of Google employees. It even seems to me that some of Eric Schmidt's misspeaking came from his attempt to translate the world view of engineers younger than he is into language that more senior generations might appreciate.
The book continues to open my eyes with every chapter.