Google’s new digs in Beijing
Want to know what Google looks like in China? The company moved into their own building in the Qinghua Science Park in northwest Beijing last week, as documented on Flickr by Hong Bo, or Keso, founder and editor of China’s wellknown IT community Donews; and by blogger and cultural commentator Flypig. The photos kind of say it all. It’s a vibrant bunch of people who are pretty happy to where they are…and who get treated really, really well with the expectation that they’ll perform superlatively. Google China looks like it has done a great job of importing all the elements
of an environment that supports creative work at Google US. It’s the other stuff that’s the hardest, of course: Building a new kind of mainland Chinese creativity and ingenuity, one that extends beyond the Silicon-Valley-esque products and practices coming from Google headquarters and produces real value in the Chinese context.
Here’s Keso looking like a geek rock star, which he kind of is:
Li Kaifu greets the ceremonial dragon:
They do things that “Googlers” do (Google + ren, or 人, the Mandarin word for “person”, = Googler).
The coolest t-shirt of the week…
Keso points out in his blog post that despite not having any officially “Chinese” design elements, Googlers themselves provided some of their own such as red lanterns, propaganda posters, and calligraphic renderings of the character for “search”.
4 comments on “Google’s new digs in Beijing”
Everyone should have self-respect, self-confidence, independence, or is the slave. But self-esteem, self-confidence is lighter than complacent, independent not arc
It is a pity that google has to abandon China. I know that there is a huge web search company there that it is even bigger that Google on China.
If I can have my cubicle everything that I want to. I probably do the same. I would bring my action figure collection and my videos games.
Love the design but you need an anti-spam plugin of some sort!. 27/04/2011 12:23:34 PM