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The Innovators: How a Group of Inventors, Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution

The Innovators: How a Group of Inventors, Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution

Written by Walter Isaacson

Narrated by Dennis Boutsikaris


The Innovators: How a Group of Inventors, Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution

Written by Walter Isaacson

Narrated by Dennis Boutsikaris

ratings:
4.5/5 (70 ratings)
Length:
17 hours
Released:
Oct 7, 2014
ISBN:
9781442376236
Format:
Audiobook

Description

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.
Released:
Oct 7, 2014
ISBN:
9781442376236
Format:
Audiobook

About the author

Walter Isaacson, a professor of history at Tulane, has been CEO of the Aspen Institute, chair of CNN, and editor of Time. He is the author of Leonardo da Vinci; The Innovators; Steve Jobs; Einstein: His Life and Universe; Benjamin Franklin: An American Life; and Kissinger: A Biography, and the coauthor of The Wise Men: Six Friends and the World They Made. Visit him at Isaacson.Tulane.edu.



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  • (5/5)
    Wonderful collection of stories of the innovators of the technologies
  • (5/5)
    Another eye-opening book by Walter Isaacson. Fascinating stories about how we got here.
  • (5/5)
    An incredible tale well told! Walter Isaacson is the Picasso of historians.