SIMON SAYS: As an outsider who was invited into the Googleplex, I am eternally grateful for the opportunity. Google, like any company has its flaws. I even admit this. But its physical environment is not one of them.
As my host explained in a way I just couldn’t, the Googleplex is a social experiment.
Yes, there were people riding around on electric scooters, there were people playing volleyball outside, some guy was swimming in a lap pool (with a lifeguard watching, I kid you not). And there was the food. And the kitchens. And the technology.
There are a lot of reasons why Google is phenomenally successful. The Googleplex, and the attention to detail behind it, is clearly one of them.
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