About the book itself. The book is voluminous, in audio format, I listened to it for over a week, a couple of hours a day. For overall development it will be useful to anyone. If we're talking about professional literature, this is a "must have" for HR, System management professionals and business process integration, and of course for owners and CEOs. The later with find lots of thoughts about business management.
Separately I want to advise this book to anyone who is related to IT (programmers, devops and CIO), because for you, colleagues, it will be especially familiar and clearly written. Besides, you never know where you'll end up working =)
FIRST about the PROS. Bock examines in detail the process of implementing many innovations, which for the most part don't cost the company anything, or hardly anything. He can talk about the effectiveness of the controversial decisions, based on a representative sample that other authors can rarely boast about in this field of expertise. Analytics in Google are delivered perfectly and all the figures are carefully checked. There are many practical examples, such as different sizes of trays in the dining rooms and replacement of snacks with fruit. I also really liked his philosophy about employees, Laszlo offers the employer to behave as if they were the founders of the business, in which they work!
AND NOW ABOUT THE CONS. Google gets a lot of praise, which over time feels like it's a little on edge, though does not spoil the overall impression of the read. Expectedly there are no specific formulas and detailed advice on the KPI, about the results of experiments and hiring formulas, which are talked about so much in the book. That's understandable, Google is unlikely to be delighted with opening all its secrets. In my opinion, it's too watered down, but you can decide for yourself.
SUMMARY. The book is kind, positive and inspiring. I recommend you to read it and equip yourself with as many of its tips in your work as possible.
I use a free phone app-reader, which has the "reading aloud" function, which greatly helps save time - you can learn new things while driving, riding on public transportation, or walking, or lying in the bath. Write in the comments, what books have you read this month?