February 07, 2012 13:00 ET

How to Hire Like Google: Bagging and Becoming the Rare Find

Business Gurus Laszlo Bock and George Anders Share the Inside Scoop at INFORUM

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - Feb 7, 2012) - The Commonwealth Club's INFORUM will host a discussion on Thursday, Feb. 9 about Google's creative business model and unique hiring philosophy, led by two leaders in the world of work, Laszlo Bock, senior vice president of people operations at Google, and George Anders, author of The Rare Find, in conversation with Brad Stone of Bloomberg Businessweek.

Named the best company to work for in 2012 by Fortune Magazine, Google's reputation for innovation, coupled with their talented workforce has served as the prototype for success for some of the Bay area's most admired companies. Bock and Anders will share perspective on the changing nature of work and tackle questions about how employers and employees alike can keep up in this dynamic industry. This case-study approach of recruitment myths and methods will allow companies and potential hires to explore how "The Google Way" can be applied to the greater business sector.

About the panel:

  • Laszlo Bock serves as senior vice president of people operations at Google Inc. He has previously held positions at General Electric Company, McKinsey & Company, and Hewitt Associates.
  • George Anders is a New York Times-bestselling author and a journalist with three decades of writing experience. He started his career at The Wall Street Journal, and has authored four widely-acclaimed books, including his most recent work, The Rare Find: Spotting Exceptional Talent Before Anyone Else, which draws on more than two years of research to conclude how to keep up with the pack in America's hunt for greatness.
  • Brad Stone is senior writer for Bloomberg Businessweek, prior to which he served as a longtime technology correspondent for The New York Times.

This program takes place at the SF Club Office on 595 Market St., 2nd floor in San Francisco on Thursday, Feb. 9th, at 6:30 p.m. PT. For more information and to buy tickets, call (415)-597-6705 or register online at

Time: 6 p.m. check-in, 6:30 p.m. program, 7:30 p.m. networking reception
Cost: $20 standard, $12 members, STUDENTS FREE (with valid ID)

Media interested in attending should please RSVP to: Caroline Moriarity Sacks, Director of INFORUM, 415.597.6719,

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