By Bernard Girard
Almost immediately after global struggle I, Ford and GM created the big sleek company, with its monetary and statistical controls, mass construction, and meeting traces. within the Eighties, Toyota stood out for combining caliber with non-stop refinement. this present day, Google is reinventing enterprise but again—the approach we paintings, how companies are managed, and the way staff are managed.
Management advisor Bernard Girard has been studying Google due to the fact that its founding in 1998, and now in The Google Way, he explores Google's thoughts in depth—many of that are a ways faraway from the simplest practices taught on the best enterprise schools.
As you learn, you will see how a lot of Google's good fortune is because of its specialize in clients and automation. you will additionally learn the way eCommerce has profoundly replaced the connection among companies and their shoppers, for the 1st time giving buyers an enormous position to play in a tremendous corporation's progress. ultimately, Girard speculates in regards to the limits of Google's enterprise version and discusses the demanding situations it is going to face because it maintains to grow.
Google's tradition is one in all innovation. Why now not make that spirit of innovation your personal?
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