“Google It, a History of Google” is a book written by Anna Crowley Redding, the book talks about how google began, and how Google changed the world. The book addresses the fact that when the internet was born, search engines and websites were extremely hard to use and navigate. Search engines used keywords to find what you searched, search results were very vague and many of the websites shown would be irrelevant, it could take hours to find what you needed, Larry Page wanted to change this, so with the help of Sergey Brin, they created Backrub (now known as Google). When Larry and Sergey first met they did not get along, but the more time they spent with each other, they noticed that they had many similarities and grew to like each other. To simply put it, without Google, the world would not be the same.
The theme of the book is innovation, on page 5 it states “And even as kids, google co-founders larry page and Sergey brin knew they wanted to change the world.” This shows that even as kids Sergy Brin and Larry page wanted to have a large impact on the world. Before Google no company in the past thought to include fun in work, Google let employees work on any project of their own choosing. At the Google headquarters employees could take a break any time, there were pool tables, food, a doctor’s office, and much more, all of this was gree. Google did this since Larry believed that happy workers were ultimately more productive (Page 104). By 2017 Google was not just a search engine anymore, it had branched out and made programs such a Gmail, Google Maps, Google calendar, Google earth, Google translate, and much more. This was all thanks to Larry and Sergey letting employees research anything.
I strongly recommend you to read this book; we use Google every single day, whether it is for research or for an online class, without the creation of Google, this would all not be possible. This book goes through how google started, why it started and the conflicts Sergy and Larry ran into while developing Google. One of the main conflicts in the book is whether Larry and Sergey should have sold Google. Larry and Sergey started Google when they were only still in college, so when Google grew too big, they either had to drop out and make Google a full-time company or they could stay in school and sell Google, they originally wanted to sell Google since they felt pressured by their family to stay in school, but nobody would buy google which forced Larry and Sergey to drop out, this would ultimately be a blessing in disguise.