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Archive for July, 2013

Jul
8

The Google Story by David Vise and Mark Malseed

The Google Story was about seven years old when I read it, but I have read several Google books in the past and am fascinated by the company so I figured why not give it a read. Right off the bat I want to commend the authors David Vise and Mark Malseed, this was a very interesting and well written book. It reads much like a timeline of what events Google went through, the mistakes they made, and the progress they achieved that helped lead them to the enormous success of a company they are today. The book starts out

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Jul
6

Quiet by Susan Cain

Quiet by Susan Cain is a great book, in it she talks about introverts and the power they can have in business and society. According to Cain, over a third to half the world’s population are introverts. Cain talks about how in Western cultures extroverts are looked at with great promise, those of us who are who are talkative, bold, outgoing, and charismatic tend to be thought of as more successful, smart, and important than those of us who prefer to keep quiet. However, the opposite is true in Eastern cultures (i.e. China is used in Cain’s book, although you

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