Work Rules!

Insights from Inside Google That Will Transform How You Live and Lead

What is this book about?

In this book, Bock describes in great detail the theory-based experiments that Google has initiated under his tenure as head of their human resources(“people operations”) department. Along the way, he imparts his Theory Y approach to people management and his advice for transforming how you lead an organization. Over fifteen chapters that range from hiring, promotions, salaries, and bonuses, to motivation, performance management, nudging, and creating a culture of“Googliness”,Bock recounts in great detail how Google has managed to grow from 6,000 to over 60,000 people while cultivating a community of people who enjoy coming to work.

Who is it useful for?

If you someday find yourself in charge of “people operations” for a company with a steady stream of revenue, and need to carefully hire 50,000 people in a short period of time, this book will be perfect for you. Also, it can be useful, if you work as HR-manager and you have some problems with hiring quality employees.

Who is the author?

Laszlo Bock

Laszlo Bock leads Google’s people function, responsible for attracting, developing, retaining, and delighting “Googlers.”He believes that giving people freedom and supplementing our instincts with hard science are steps on the path to making work meaningful and people happy.


"With a clear-eyed, data-driven look into today's workplace, Bock reveals the non-traditional practices that can fundamentally transform businesses of all kinds."

Indra K.Nooyi
chairman and CEO, PepsiCo

“Laszlo Bock...topples pillar after pillar of conventional wisdom on hiring, training, assessing, and compensating the people who power your organization. If you're looking for forehead-smacking insights along with an array of savvy new practices, WORK RULES! is an essential read.”

Dan Pink
author of Drive and To Sell is Human

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