The WorldPost Hosts Book Party for Eric Schmidt and Jonathan Rosenberg's "How Google Works"

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Eric Schmidt
In September, The WorldPost hosted the New York book party for How Google Works for an evening of celebration and conversation. Authors Eric Schmidt (a member of our 21st Century Council) and Jonathan Rosenberg, respectively Chairman and former Senior Vice President at Google, spent time meeting guests and discussing not only their new book, but the changing media and technological environments. Commenting on the WorldPost, Eric Schmidt said: "The Internet changes everything, and has had a huge impact on the media. What WorldPost is trying to do is to get new voices and new sources so that you can figure out what's really going on in the world. It's a good example of real innovation, which is what our new book is about." 

Nicolas Berggruen & Eric Schmidt



Unveiling how Google had to rethink traditional concepts of business and management, the book emphasizes the value of human capital in creating the Internet zeitgeist. And the spirit of Google revealed in How Google Works extended far beyond libations and geography. On the global sociopolitical transformation occurring in the Internet Era, Rosenberg spoke positively towards developing information markets and media: “Imagine things from the perspective of someone in the third world who previously didn’t have access to a library—who didn’t previously have access to a newspaper. I think these people hunger for information. And I think we are going to find that they are going to fundamentally change the discourse online as soon as they come online with cellphones.” Beyond the boon to business, the age of the Internet will help fill a global hunger for specialized information and expertise across cultural perspectives. More text-heavy and less visually centered, Rosenberg offered a vision of an emerging universal marketplace for information.

It should hardly be surprising that the word “google” has become part of the international lexicon, reshaping how the world connects.