The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution
Following his blockbuster biography of Steve Jobs, The Innovators is Walter Isaacson's revealing story of the people who created the computer and the Internet. It is destined to be the standard history of the digital revolution and an indispensable guide to how innovation really happens. What were the talents that allowed certain inventors and entrepreneurs to turn their visionary ideas into disruptive realities? What led to their creative leaps? Why did some succeed and others fail? In his masterly saga, Isaacson begins with Ada Lovelace, Lord Byron's daughter, who pioneered computer programming in the 1840s. He explores the fascinating personalities that created our current digital revolution, such as Vannevar Bush, Alan Turing, John von Neumann, J.C.R. Licklider, Doug Engelbart, Robert Noyce, Bill Gates, Steve Wozniak, Steve Jobs, Tim Berners-Lee, and Larry Page. This is the story of how their minds worked and what made them so inventive. It's also a narrative of how their ability to collaborate and master the art of teamwork made them even more creative. For an era that seeks to foster innovation, creativity, and teamwork, The Innovators shows how they happen.
EDITOR'S CHOICE: Fifty Inventions That Shaped the Modern Economy
Posted August 24, 2017, 1:46 PM with category of Innovation & CreativityTim Harford has written another great economic history that helps reveal how the modern economy came to be, and the benefits and risks associated with invention. Read more
INTERVIEWS: Kevin Ashton
Posted January 20, 2015, 8:00 AM with category of Innovation & CreativityThere are no secrets. When we ask writers about their process or scientists about their methods or inventors where they got their ideas from... Read more
JACK COVERT SELECTS: The Internet Is Not the Answer by Andrew Keen
Posted January 15, 2015, 10:23 AMAndrew Keen explores the economic and cultural pitfalls of the Internet. Read more
NEWS & OPINION: And the Winners Are...
Posted December 9, 2014, 9:45 AM with category of Publishing IndustryThe 800-CEO-READ Business Book Awards category winners (and shortlist for the best book of the year) 2014. Read more
NEWS & OPINION: The 800-CEO-READ Business Book Awards Longlist
Posted November 13, 2014, 9:30 AM with category of Publishing IndustryThe culling process we undertake during the awards process is always rigorous, but we've narrowed it down to 40 books—5 each in 8 categories. Read more
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