I’ve written up my annual page about what I read in 2015 here. This year there was a lot of history, inspired by my travels.
In this post, I’m just mentioning the books that I enjoyed the most.
First, The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution, by Walter Isaacson
A very readable account of the history of computing – software and hardware. Isaacson’s thesis is that collaborative geniuses were what made the difference – he has a whole lot of examples of innovations that went nowhere because their inventors worked alone, so there was nobody to build the next step on top.
And second, a much slighter read, I Know How She Does It: How Successful Women Make the Most of Their Time, by Laura Vanderkam
I reviewed this book here, – a great analysis of how successful women really spend their time. The major insight for me, was how that their average work time was only 44 hours a week, not the 60 plus hours that is the stereotype – all of these women earned more than $100,000 a year.
But check out the post, you might find something you like there.