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

The Innovators How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution Book by walter Isaacson

Thinking out of the box and generating new ideas genuinely develops the world – it requires courage and dedication towards your aim. Assessing your leadership qualities, polishing your creative skills, and developing an optimal state of mind are crucial to bring about a revolution. Concentrating on teamwork and working in unison are fundamental skills that one ought to master.

  • Innovating something new isn’t rocket science – you just need to have the utmost confidence and ability to take efforts towards furtherance of your idea.
  • Just breaking the conventional thought framework won’t suffice; you also need to possess tolerance and build an optimistic chemistry with your colleagues – teamwork is necessary.
  • This book provides guidelines through various innovation stories of geniuses that created the “Digital Revolution”: Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Larry Page, Steve Wozniak, and many more fascinating personalities.
  • Evolution of Information Technology until now; showing the drastic changes in the digital world and how these personalities executed their ideas.
  • The book shows insights pertaining to imaginative skills of these geniuses, and how they collaborated with other to make their ideas even better.
  • To make your invention a huge success you should think about its social significance and how will it reach to common man.

Passages from this book

  • Progress comes not only in great leaps but also from hundreds of small steps.
  • The main lesson to draw from the birth of computers is that innovation is usually a group effort, involving collaboration between visionaries and engineers, and that creativity comes from drawing on many sources.
  • A new idea comes suddenly and in a rather intuitive way,” Einstein once said, “but intuition is nothing but the outcome of earlier intellectual experience.
  • Innovation requires having at least three things: a great idea, the engineering talent to execute it, and the business savvy (plus deal-making moxie) to turn it into a successful product.
  • Success breeds complacency. Complacency breeds failure. Only the paranoid survive.

Review

“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

Additional Information

Author: Walter Isaacson | Language: English | Print: 560 pages | Audiobook