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

Description

Following his blockbuster biography of Steve Jobs, The Innovatorsis Walter Isaacson's story of the people who created the computer and the Internet. It is destined to be the standard history of the digital revolution and a guide to how innovation really works. What talents allowed certain inventors and entrepreneurs to turn their disruptive ideas into realities? What led to their creative leaps? Why did some succeed and others fail? In his exciting saga, Isaacson begins with Ada Lovelace, Lord Byron's daughter, who pioneered computer programming in the 1840s. He then 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 creative. 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, this book shows how they actually happen.

Details

Author(s)
Walter Isaacson
Format
Paperback | 560 pages
Dimensions
130 x 198 x 40mm | 396g
Publication date
06 Oct 2015
Publisher
Simon & Schuster Ltd
Publication City/Country
London, United Kingdom
Language
English
Edition statement
UK ed.
Illustrations note
Integrated & illustrated timeline
ISBN10
1471138801
ISBN13
9781471138805
Bestsellers rank
56,522