Following his blockbuster biography of Steve Jobs, Walter Isaacson’s New York Times bestselling and severely acclaimed The Innovators is a “riveting, propulsive, and now and then deeply transferring” (The Atlantic) tale of the individuals who created the pc and the Web.

What had been the skills that allowed positive inventors and marketers to show their visionary concepts into disruptive realities? What resulted in their ingenious leaps? Why did a few be successful and others fail?

The Innovators is a masterly saga of collaborative genius destined to be the usual historical past of the virtual revolution—and an crucial information to how innovation truly occurs. Isaacson starts the journey with Ada Lovelace, Lord Byron’s daughter, who pioneered pc programming within the 1840s. He explores the attention-grabbing personalities that created our present virtual revolution, corresponding to Vannevar Bush, Alan Turing, John von Neumann, J.C.R. Licklider, Doug Engelbart, Robert Noyce, Invoice Gates, Steve Wozniak, Steve Jobs, Tim Berners-Lee, and Larry Web page.

This is the tale of the way their minds labored and what made them so creative. It’s additionally a story of the way their skill to collaborate and grasp the artwork of teamwork made them much more ingenious. For an technology that seeks to foster innovation, creativity, and teamwork, The Innovators is “a sweeping and unusually tenderhearted historical past of the virtual age” (The New York Times).