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Google: Chaos By Design (Fortune)

· 1/7/11 · Reblog

Here’s a terrific story in Fortune about how Shona Brown, Senior Vice President, Business Operations at Google, has shaped the unique culture there. Google’s culture is largely based on the bestselling business book Shona co-authored with one of her mentors, STVP Professor Kathy Eisenhardt: Competing on the Edge, Strategy as Structured Chaos.