I am on vacation. I am also feeling lucky because I just finished a book, I'm Feeling Lucky Confessions of Google Number 59 by Douglas Edwards.
I got an advanced reading copy. I was giddy, like a kid in a candy store. I read it. ON MY VACATION. I loved it.
Here is what I wrote for Amazon:
Doug Edwards gives a thorough overview of what it was like in the early days of Google, his acclimation and assimilation into all things "Googley," giving witness and words to Google's rise, covering epic events in our lives, and sharing funny asides that make the book worth every minute.
I enjoyed the personal accounts of the April Fools pages(and only confirming in my mind that some people just lack a sense of humor), 9-11, a conversation with the Church of Scientology, and interactions and business models between Yahoo, AOL and Microsoft.
It's a must read for anyone who loves technology, business and anti-culture. The ending is fitting and hopefully by now, Doug Edwards has caught up on some sleep.
But really, it's awesome. Of course, I read these kinds of books like the start up fights between Microsoft and Digital Research. So I am geek. And the best thing about Google? I think the stories about the Chef. I would have liked more of those. Nicely done, Doug Edwards.