Why is Google Successful ?

Tom Davenport comments that "you can't emulate everything that Google does", and he's right. But it is instructive to watch his HBR interview as he outlines the unique yet basic things Google has done to be successful. Here are some of Tom's thoughts:

1. Develop a scalable platform;

2. Have an excellent method of testing and deploying new products and services;

3. Have a high tolerance for failure; and

4. Treat knowledge workers in a method that improves their productivity.

Methods of organization and innovation are fundamental to success in any organization and these are but a few. Our companies try and help people adopt the forementioned and other disciplines that are part of best practices for success today. Watch this interesting interview.