Original Publication: INC. Magazine
Original Publication Date: 2015

“Business books are flying into bookstores, and it can be hard to keep track of them. These quotes will help you decide if the book should be on your radar.”

I’m a voracious reader. I usually have a stack of books in my office and tend to bring a few along on business trips. (If you see me at SxSW this week, I might be reading a book.) For the past two months, I’ve been reading a few hand-picked business books. Here is one quote from each to help you decide if you want to dive in and read more.

1. “Larry and Sergey had ambitions beyond developing a great search engine. They started out knowing how they wanted people to be treated. Quixotic as it sounds, they both wanted to create a company where work was meaningful, employees felt free to pursue their passions, and people and their families were cared for. Many of the most meaningful, beloved, and effective people practices at Google sprouted from seeds planted by Larry and Sergey. Our weekly all-employee meetings started when ‘all’ of us amounted to just a handful of people, and continue to this day even though we’re now the size of a respectable city.”
Work Rules!: Insights from Inside Google That Will Transform How You Live and Lead by Laszlo Bock

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