While away this past weekend at a trout and game lodge in Mpumalanga, I finished the Google Story by David A. Vise. The book details the history of what must be the success story of the century. Its a must read for anyone interested in technology, especially the internet. The Google Story takes you back to when the technology was developed, how it quickly overtook other search engines such as AltaVista, Excite etc, how adWords is making them billions and where Google is headed. It’s 300 some pages in length and only took me 3 days to read. Testament to how good of a read it is.The other thing I learnt from the book is the type of employee they are looking for. The book has a sample aptitude test, I think I managed to get perhaps two of the questions correct. I’d love to know the average IQ at the Googleplex. If you think you have what it takes, check out GLAT.
The Google Story – Book Review