Work Rules!: Insights From Inside Google That Will Transform How You Live And Lead by Laszlo BockWork Rules!: Insights From Inside Google That Will Transform How You Live And Lead by Laszlo Bock

Work Rules!: Insights From Inside Google That Will Transform How You Live And Lead

byLaszlo Bock

Hardcover | April 7, 2015

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From the visionary head of Google's innovative People Operations comes a groundbreaking inquiry into the philosophy of work-and a blueprint for attracting the most spectacular talent to your business and ensuring that they succeed.

"We spend more time working than doing anything else in life. It's not right that the experience of work should be so demotivating and dehumanizing." So says Laszlo Bock, former head of People Operations at the company that transformed how the world interacts with knowledge.

This insight is the heart of WORK RULES!, a compelling and surprisingly playful manifesto that offers lessons including:

  • Take away managers' power over employees
  • Learn from your best employees-and your worst
  • Hire only people who are smarter than you are, no matter how long it takes to find them
  • Pay unfairly (it's more fair!)
  • Don't trust your gut: Use data to predict and shape the future
  • Default to open-be transparent and welcome feedback
  • If you're comfortable with the amount of freedom you've given your employees, you haven't gone far enough.


Drawing on the latest research in behavioral economics and a profound grasp of human psychology, WORK RULES! also provides teaching examples from a range of industries-including lauded companies that happen to be hideous places to work and little-known companies that achieve spectacular results by valuing and listening to their employees. Bock takes us inside one of history's most explosively successful businesses to reveal why Google is consistently rated one of the best places to work in the world, distilling 15 years of intensive worker R&D into principles that are easy to put into action, whether you're a team of one or a team of thousands.

WORK RULES! shows how to strike a balance between creativity and structure, leading to success you can measure in quality of life as well as market share. Read it to build a better company from within rather than from above; read it to reawaken your joy in what you do.

Laszlo Bock leads Google's people function, responsible for attracting, developing, retaining, and delighting "Googlers." Bock's earlier experience spans executive roles at the General Electric Company, management consulting at McKinsey & Company, start-ups, non-profits, and acting. During Bock's tenure, Google has been named the Be...
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Title:Work Rules!: Insights From Inside Google That Will Transform How You Live And LeadFormat:HardcoverDimensions:416 pages, 9.35 × 6.4 × 1.55 inPublished:April 7, 2015Publisher:Grand Central PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1455554790

ISBN - 13:9781455554799

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Google Insights Great read - lots of intriguing information presented in valuable tools that can be applied to any team and company culture.
Date published: 2018-04-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Google It This is an incredible insight into one of the best companies in the history of humanity. This information is worth it's weight in gold. Bock lays out how Google gets it's most important asset: people. Not information, not satellites, not self driving cars but PEOPLE. Their hiring process is incredible, pick up a copy to find out how the best company stays at the forefront of an ever more competitive industry.
Date published: 2016-12-13

Editorial Reviews

Liz Wiseman, author of Multipliers and Rookie Smarts

"Laszlo Bock has done far more than codify Google's recipe for its high-freedom, high-performance workplace, he has created the essential guide for unleashing talent in the digital age. Intelligent, playful, and practical, WORK RULES! is for all leaders who want to inspire brilliance and bring out the best of humanity in their workforce."