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iWoz: How I Invented the Personal Computer and Had Fun Along the Way

There are two sides to every story – and iWoz is the Yin to Steve Job’s Yang.

Steve Wozniak is everything a geek dreams they could be.  The dude built a computer for the science fair before computers were even a thing.  The story about his joke calling line is awesome.

The guy dreamed up and though of the personal computer – without his vision…we may not have them yet today.

Book Review:

iWoz: How I Invented the Personal Computer and Had Fun Along the Way

  • Link to audio version
  • File Size: 1129 KB
  • Print Length: 336 pages
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; Reprint edition (October 17, 2007)
  • Publication Date: October 17, 2007
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B000VUCIZO

Steve Jobs

If you’ve ever wondered how an empire can be thought of, built, torn down and built again – please read this book.  You may have seen the movie – but this is a great biography about on the legends of technology.

The details revealed in this book show all the different sides of Jobs and really gives insight to why he was the way he was.  (Link to iWoz – Steve Wozniack’s Biography)

Book Review:

Steve Jobs

  • Link to audio version
  • File Size: 23555 KB
  • Print Length: 657 pages
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster; Reissue edition (October 24, 2011)
  • Publication Date: October 23, 2011
  • Sold by: Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004W2UBYW

The High-Speed Company: Creating Urgency and Growth in a Nanosecond Culture

I enjoyed this book a lot.  I work at a company that has built a fantastic culture – and I can testify that a great culture is a great start to winning.  What is unique to this book is modernizing the methods for today’s fast paced business world – Jennings and Haugton nail that aspect.

They have looked at thousands of organizations all over the world – the basically broke them all down and determined what made them tick.  What works and doesn’t work.

The key takeaways – these companies all had extraordinary cultures with a strong purpose, more trust, and relentless follow-through. These companies burn less energy, beat the competition, and have a lot of fun along the way.

Book Review:

The High-Speed Company: Creating Urgency and Growth in a Nanosecond Culture

 

  • Author: Jason Jennings, Laurence Haughton
  • File Size: 1547 KB
  • Print Length: 241 pages
  • Publisher: Portfolio (March 17, 2015)
  • Publication Date: March 17, 2015
  • Sold by: Penguin Group (USA) LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00LFYXEF8

Mark Cuban: How to Win at the Sport of Business

This is a book I purchased a while back as the kindle version – and then recently also picked up the audible version.

What I think I like most about this book is the way Mark Cuban explains he got when he has.  Hard work – it seems like so many books these days are “gaming” getting ahead…not a fan.  probably because my dad busted his butt as a mechanic his whole life and did very well for himself.

Book Preview:

How to Win at the Sport of Business

    • File Size: 1589 KB
    • Print Length: 84 pages
    • Publisher: Diversion Books (November 21, 2013)
    • Publication Date: November 21, 2013
    • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
    • Language: English
    • ASIN: B006AX6ONI