Laszlo Bock leads Google's people function, which includes all areas related to the attraction, development, and retention of 'Googlers', of which there are more than 50,000 in seventy offices worldwide. His revolutionary methods have transformed how Silicon Valley harnesses the greatest talent on the planet. During his tenure, Google has been recognized over 100 times as an exceptional employer, including being named the #1 Best Company to work for in the US and sixteen other countries. Laszlo has advised President Obama's Economic Recovery Advisory Board and the Office of Personnel Management, and been featured in The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, PBS Newshour and on the Today Show.
Spectacular - Susan Cain, author of QuietLaszlo Bock has written a remarkable book that reveals the secrets of becoming a talent powerhouse. And along the way, he 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 - Daniel Pink, author of Drive and To Sell is HumanA dazzling revelation: at once an all-access backstage pass to one of the smartest organizations on the planet, and also an immensely useful blueprint for creating a culture of creativity. It should be given to every leader, every entrepreneur, every manager, every student, and every human being who wants to understand how to build a successful, cohesive, high-performing workplace - Daniel Coyle, author of The Talent CodeWork Rules! is more than a must-read business book. It's a handbook for high performance teams that win - John Doerr, Managing Director, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & ByersWork Rules! offers a bold, inspiring, and actionable vision that will transform the future of work. This captivating, data-driven book is rich with implications for building an organization that achieves sustainable productivity, remarkable innovation, and a genuine sense of community. It should be mandatory reading for everyone who leads, manages, or has a job - Adam Grant, New York Times bestselling author of Give and TakeSome will think that Work Rules! is a book about Google. It is, but mostly it is much more: a book about how to build people operating systems that permit any organization to get the smartest decisions from their workforce. Clearly written, evidence-based, with practical guidance and a cogent underlying philosophy, Work Rules! needs to rule the world of work - Jeffrey Pfeffer, author of PowerWell researched and written with plenty of charm and insight, Work Rules! is an exceptional book aimed at any manager who wants great ideas for encouraging success from their team . . . an instant classic for the management shelf - Ram Charan, bestselling coauthor of Execution and advisor to boards and CEOsWork Rules! is a surprising, unconventional book that is required reading for anyone looking for a job in the tech sector, and for every entrepreneur seeking new modes of innovative thinking - Peter H. Diamandis, chairman, XPRIZE; exec. chairman, Singularity