The Innovators was the fifty seventh book of 2015, which I enjoyed.

This was a great book which I enjoyed more than Becoming Steve Jobs. The reason I enjoyed this more was that this spread the coverage from the traditional Steve Jobs versus Bill Gates of computing history. The Innovators serves as a great start to opening the reader’s perspective to the massive breadth through the early years of the computing industry.

The Innovators is a very easy and enjoyable read. I believe this is because it focuses more on the competitive matchup of key individuals to build the story background of the innovators which are paired as rivals. I wouldn’t use this as the definitive tomb of computer history but an exceptional checklist to dive deeper into the areas and individuals which you may be interested in.

This book is a highly recommended read in my opinion and was a great transition from Becoming Steve Jobs to a broader aspect of the great innovators which have created the computing industry we all enjoy today.

As always Walter Isaacson delivers an exceptional, easy to read and enjoy, book! You can grab the book here.

Make sure to check out all the books I’ve enjoyed in 2015.


Becoming Steve Jobs was the fifty sixth book of 2015, which I enjoyed.

I enjoyed this book.  It discusses some of the nuances of Becoming Steve Jobs and the challenges he faced throughout his entire life.  The things I’ve enjoyed in each of the Steve Jobs books, especially in Becoming Steve Jobs, was the review of the man’s major decisions in his life which we know about.  This book, Becoming Steve Jobs, goes through and provides the most in depth review of those periods and those specific decisions.  However, having read the book Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson in 2012 and several other related books that intertwine in the story of Steve Jobs and his part of the development of the personal computing industry, I’ve realized I’ve read enough on him.

Don’t let my Steve Jobs book exhaustion deter you from this book, it is a great read and I enjoyed it.  I just got to the end of it and said… “there were only a couple of new nuggets” that I didn’t already know.

Recommended read, especially if you haven’t consumed many of the other notable works on Steve Jobs.  If you’re interested in the book, you can get it here.


For book fifty five of 2015, I enjoyed the book Team of Teams: New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World.

This book by General Stanley McChrystal is quite good.  He uses his experience, built through the trials of Afghanistan and leading major Task Forces to hunt and eliminate globally wanted terrorists, to tell the reader how he modified and molded his own organization in order to accomplish the specific task.  The cumulation of those numerous specific tasks led him to understand that creating a Team of Teams was what was required.

I did find that there were redundant examples from his previous work, My Share of the Task, which I read in 2014.

Regardless, this is one of the top three books I’ve enjoyed in 2015 so far! Highly recommended.

Team of Teams: New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World

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