Commonwealth National Podcast

Steven Levy: Inside Google; The Myths, the Culture and the Secret Sauce (4/19/11)

Duration: 
1:03:19

Inside Google: The Myths, the Culture and the Secret Sauce

Steven Levy, Senior Writer, Wired; Formerly Senior Editor and Chief Technology Writer, Newsweek; Author, In the Plex

In conversation with John Battelle, Journalist; Founder and Chairman, Federated Media Publishing

Is it the five-star chefs, free laundry and on-site masseuses that are the secret to Google's success? Perhaps its unique management style and innovative team? Either way, the revolutionary search engine has so deeply impacted our work and culture that we have turned the company name into a verb. Despite being one of the most successful and celebrated companies in history, Google maintains an air of mystery, and cultural myths abound. How has Google stayed innovative and cutting edge while making the transition to tech giant? What exactly happens inside the elusive Google campus? Levy took a deep dive into Google management, its products and its company culture. Join us as he shares untold stories and unpacks the mythology behind Google.


This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco on April 19, 2011