Category: Influence

What Google looks for when they hire

This past Sunday in the New York Times, Thomas Friedman featured “Part 2” of his interview with Google’s Laszlo Bock, the senior vice president of people operations for Google.


Mr. Bock had some powerful things to say about what matters to them when it comes to hiring decisions. No matter what your company or business, these insights into what Google looks for are valuable for us to consider. Here are some highlights from Friedman’s article:

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We are love

Last evening as I watched the opening ceremonies to the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, a song was played at the end of the evening’s broadcast called “Nothing More.” The lyrics by Tim Warren and Eric Donnelly of The Alternate Routes, caught my attention. It was moving and beautiful in its simplicity. It was apparently written to honor the victims in the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting. It’s message is a universal one that bears repeating here.

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