Thursday, April 12, 2007

Top 10 reasons to work at Google

Top 10 reasons to work at Google

1. Lend a helping hand.
With millions of visitors every month, Google has become an essential part of everyday life - like a good friend - connecting people with the information they need to live great lives.

2. Life is beautiful.
Being a part of something that matters and working on products in which you can believe is remarkably fulfilling.

3. Appreciation is the best motivation.
So we've created a fun and inspiring workspace you'll be glad to be a part of, including on-site doctor and dentist; massage and yoga; professional development opportunities; on-site day care; shoreline running trails; and plenty of snacks to get you through the day.

4. Work and play are not mutually exclusive.
It is possible to code and pass the puck at the same time.

5. We love our employees and we want them to know it.
Google offers a variety of benefits, including a choice of medical programs, company-matched 401(k), stock options, maternity and paternity leave and much more.

6. Innovation is our bloodline.
Even the best technology can be improved. We see endless opportunity to create even more relevant, more useful and faster products for our users. Google is the technology leader in organizing the world's information.

7. Good company everywhere you look.
Googlers range from former neurosurgeons, CEOs and U.S. puzzle champions to alligator wrestlers and former-Marines. No matter what their backgrounds Googlers make for interesting cube mates.

8. Uniting the world, one user at a time.
People in every country and every language use our products. As such we think, act and work globally - just our little contribution to making the world a better place.

9. Boldly go where no one has gone before.
There are hundreds of challenges yet to solve. Your creative ideas matter here and are worth exploring. You'll have the opportunity to develop innovative new products that millions of people will find useful.

10. There is such a thing as a free lunch after all.
In fact we have them every day: healthy, yummy and made with love.


Friday, April 6, 2007

11 Forecasting Mindsets

11 forecasting mindsets

  1. While many things change, most things remain constant.
  2. The future is embedded in the present.
  3. Focus on the score of the game.
  4. Understanding how powerfull it is not to be right.
  5. See the future as a picture puzzle.
  6. Don’t get so far ahead of the parade that people don’t know you’re in it.
  7. Resistance to change falls if benefits are real.
  8. Things that we expect to happen always happen more slowly.
  9. You don’t get results by solving problems but by exploiting opportunities.
  10. Don’t add unless you subtract.
  11. Don’t forget the ecology of technology.

ISBN: 9780061136887