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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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The history of the computer as told through this fascinating book is not the story of great leaps forward but rather one of halting progress…Isaacson’s absorbing study shows that technological progress is a team sport, and that there’s no I in computer.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “A panoramic history of technological revolution…Isaacson weaves prodigious research and deftly crafted anecdotes into a vigorous, gripping narrative about the visionaries whose imaginations and zeal continue to transform our lives.”

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

  • “[Boutsikaris’] reading reveals a rich palette of emotional accents that he applies to great effect in all the right places. His skill with the subtleties of narrative energy also work well with this textured history lesson…With one fascinating story after the other, this highly entertaining audio chronicles the importance of collaboration as much as individual creativity among the colorful pioneers who brought us today’s digital world.”

    AudioFile

  • “Walter Isaacson has written an inspiring book about genius, this time explaining how creativity and success come from collaboration. The Innovators is a fascinating history of the digital revolution, including the critical but often forgotten role women played from the beginning. It offers truly valuable lessons in how to work together to achieve great results.”

    Sheryl Sandberg

  • Longlisted for the 2014 National Book Award
  • A Publishers Weekly Pick of the Week, October 2014
  • An Amazon Best Book of the Month, October 2014
  • An AudioFile Best Audiobook of the Year for 2014
  • A New York Times Editor’s Choice
  • One of Audible’s Best Audiobooks of 2014: Science and technology
  • Nominated for the 2015 Audie Award for Nonfiction
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