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An exciting story [that] shines light on the inner workings of the fledgling Google and on the personalities of its founders.The Daily Beast
In its infancy, Google embraced extremesendless days fueled by unlimited free food, nonstop data-based debates, and blood-letting hockey games. The companys fresh-from-grad-school leaders sought more than old notions of success; they wanted to make all the information in the world available to everyoneinstantly. Google, like the Big Bang, was a singularityan explosive release of raw intelligence and unequaled creative energyand while others have described what Google accomplished, no one has explained how it felt to be a part of it. Until now.
As employee number 59, Douglas Edwards was a key part of Googles earliest days. Experience the unnerving mix of camaraderie and competition as Larry Page and Sergey Brin create a famously nonhierarchical structure, fight against conventional wisdom, and race to implement myriad new features while coolly burying broken ideas. Im Feeling Lucky captures the self-created culture of the worlds most transformative corporation and offers unique access to the emotions experienced by those who virtually overnight built one of the worlds best-known brands.
Edwards does an excellent job of telling his story with a fun, outsider-insider voice. The writing is sharp.Boston Globe
An affectionate, compulsively readable recounting of the early years of Google.Publishers Weekly