Google's Innovative Culture
Lars Bratsberg Keynotes - The Lars Bratsberg talk on Google's culture and guiding principles to repeat innovation offers...
Lars Bratsberg's Talk on Repetitive Innovation Gives Principled Advice
First of all, all Googlers, or Google employees, must understand the vision of the company. The user is always put first. They believe in testing first and quickly. The best ideas can come from anywhere, so anyone can contribute. Google has adopted the improv philosophy of 'yes, and...' when it comes to crazy ideas and contribution, where one acknowledges the idea and adds on to it, rather than shooting it down and killing ideas and energy. Data must support everything. They also always hire the best person at any given time.