The Common Good was proud to host Ken Auletta, author of Googled. He is known for his thorough research and fascinating profiles of leading figures and companies. These efforts have earned him five national bestsellers on subjects including Bill Gates, The New York Times, and now the multinational computing and internet search corporation, Google. In this latest best-seller, Auletta delves into the company and its success, and unmasks how the digital revolution may disrupt the world.


In his book, Googled, Auletta takes readers inside Google’s closed-door meetings and discusses Google’s notoriously private founders, Larry Page and Sergei Brin. In his narrative, Auletta provides the fullest account to date of Google’s meteoric rise.


Ken Auletta is an American journalist and media critic at The New Yorker. He has worked in government and on several political campaigns along with having taught and trained Peace Corps volunteers. In 1974, Auletta became the chief political correspondent for the New York Post. Following that, he was a staff writer and weekly columnist for The Village Voice, and then a contributing editor at New York Magazine. He started contributing to The New Yorker in 1977. Between 1977 and 1993, he wrote a weekly political column for the New York Daily News.


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