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A fascinating in-depth look at the roller-coaster world of the personal computer industry and one of its pioneers. This is the illuminating and intriguing story of fabulous wealth, intense innovation, and several disasters. The cast includes the likes of Bill Gates, George Lucas, and Ross Perot. Gift this book at $4.99 only!

Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and the Personal Computer (Graphic Library: Inventions and Discovery series)

In the Company of Giants: Candid Conversations with the Visionaries of the Digital World

Flowers for Algernon Daniel Keyes: Books

The Designer Says: Quotes, Quips, and Words of Wisdom by Sara Bader, http://www.amazon.com/dp/1616891343/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_XXfPrb0R7B3A8

Relentless Innovation: What Works, What Doesn’t--And What That Means For Your Business - Jeffrey Phillips

There is an alternative model of innovation: “Spend less and innovate.” This is the only feasible model in poor countries that are resource-constrained. As some companies have discovered, constraints can be liberating. This notion is at the heart of reverse innovation. General Electric (GE) was able to come up with an ultralow-cost electrocardiogram (ECG) only when it bumped up against many constraints in rural India.

A 700-page treatise on economics translated from French is not exactly a light summer read—even for someone with an admittedly high geek quotient. But this past July, I felt compelled to read Thomas

The Intel Trinity: How Robert Noyce, Gordon Moore, and Andy Grove Built the World’s Most Important Company