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Laszlo Bock, Head of Goggle’s People Operations and both author and narrator of his brilliant debut audiobook, Work Rules, explains how to keep on top of a changing business world. Hear this incredible businessman explain that the key to a thriving business lies in the people you hire. Taking Google as a case study, Bock details a thorough guide for employers in how to draw the best people to your business. He enlightens you to the importance of shaping a successful career for your employees and that keeping them satisfied with their work is essential to the success of your business. Available now from Audible.
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Summary

From the brilliant and innovative head of Google's people operations, the ultimate guide to attracting the most spectacular talent to your business and how to ensure the best and the brightest succeed.
Google receives more than 1,500,000 unique applications for jobs every year. This book shows you why.


How to learn from your best employees - and your worst
Why you should hire only people who are smarter than you are
Take away managers' powers over employees
And why not to trust your gut instinct?
"We spend more time working than doing anything else in life. It's not right that the experience should be so demotivating and dehumanizing." So says Laszlo Bock, visionary head of people operations at the company that transformed how the world interacts with knowledge. This insight is the heart of his brilliant first book. A compelling manifesto with the potential to change how we work and live,
Work Rules! offers both a new philosophy of the new world of work and a blueprint for attracting the most spectacular talent and ensuring that the brightest and best prosper. Your workplace and how you treat your employees have huge effects on your success.
In twelve vivid chapters, Bock lays out a series of surprising lessons from a range of industries - from household names to little-known innovators. He also takes us inside one of history's most explosively successful businesses to reveal why Google is consistently rated one of the best places to work in the world. His years of experience are distilled into a series of entertaining principles that are easy to put into action, whether you're a team of one or a team of thousands.
Work Rules! shows how to strike a balance between creativity and structure, leading to success you can measure in quality of life as well as market share. Listen to it to build a better company from within rather than from above; listen to it to reawaken your joy in what you do. The way we work is changing - are you?
PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.
©2015 Laszlo Bock (P)2015 Hachette Audio
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By Anthony on 29-12-15

Great insights into a fascinating company

Insights from inside the people operations at Google. How to attract, hire, motivate, retain or even disseminate great people from one of the world's most innovative companies. Lots of valuable insights for any managers, creators, and team members. How must your people-oriented policies relate to and reinforce your mission and vision as a company or institution? Lots of practical and sensible advice, wisdom, humour and intelligence distilled over the years.

Wish many of the "leaders"and managers I've met during my career had thought (and acted....) in tune with even a fraction of these insights...

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5 out of 5 stars
By Mark on 28-05-15

Inspired me to ditch my high paid job in Design and pursue a job in People Operations

Beautifully sums up how Google operate from a People Operations perspective distilling some complex data into the fundamental idea that people are essentially good, and we should treat people accordingly.

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By Anirudh Maitra on 08-11-16

Awesome book

great book with lots of nice insights and practical tips that go into lots of nuances and highlight wins and losses.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Sabri Alper Tekin on 24-08-16

Could not ask for more...

Laszlo's book is not just revolutionary in the business sense but his approach is so humane that it makes you believe you really can win and still do no evil :) thanks Laszlo!!!

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