Google went public 10 years ago today, and since then has dramatically changed the way the world accesses information. It has also helped shape the practice of management. Staying true to its roots as an engineering-centric company, Google has stood out both for its early skepticism of the value of managers as well as for its novel, often quantitative approaches to management decisions. Along the way it became famous for its reliance on exceedingly difficult interview questions - later abandoned - and its “20% time” policy - reportedly on its way out. How Google innovates Bala Iyer and Tom Davenport attempted to “reverse engineer” Google’s innovation machine in 2008. The first step to innovating like Google, they argue, is patience. Not just a long-term outlook, but the investment that goes with it to set up the infrastructure - technical and managerial - that makes innovation possible. From there, the authors offer advice including building innovation into job descriptions, and trusting users to inform product strategy. Get the full story at Harvard Business Review Read also "Google’s Singhal reflects on the top search milestones since 2004" at Search Engine Watch