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Geniuses, innovators or just shrewd business people - these are the names of the greats from industry, entertainment and finance. In addition to many other factors such as upbringing, education and social contacts, there are and were books that shaped the lives and thoughts of individual people and brought them to their ideas, decisions and promising risks. I have compiled the books that influenced Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Elon Musk and other tech giants.
Various overviews on the Internet can be used as sources for the following information. For example, the company Sage offers im “By the Book” segment his website provides an overview of books that are said to have influenced prominent people around the world. This also includes big names in the technology and internet industries. Steve Jobs is not listed there, but there are other pages about him and the books he read - for example Business Insider in this article.
There are many other overviews, the truth of which - as with almost everything on the Internet - can and should of course be questioned. Therefore, I do not claim that the books listed below actually made the people mentioned into the technology giants that they are / were. Not to mention 100 percent assurance that you've read these books in the first place. So with the following lists I am only giving what I was able to collect to the best of my knowledge and belief by researching apparently reputable sources.
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Unfortunately, there aren't that many sources in this area. As you can see from the lists above, the gentlemen of creation are arguably a little more communicative about their favorite reading material. I would also have liked to create lists of the books that Grace Hopper (programmer of the Mark 1 and architect of COBOL), Adele Goldberg (designed the graphic user interface with, among other things, can be displayed overlapping on the window in the computer OS), Karen Spärck Jones (pioneer of computing language processing and web search), Carol Shaw (probably first video game designer and professional programmer) and many more.
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At least too Suzanne Kare, the designer behind the symbols and fonts of the first Mac generations, which are still used today, I found reading tips. In one Interview she made a few statements about influential books - especially about works that deal with the Japanese language, art and culture. Here is a selection:
After graduating from high school, Johannes completed an apprenticeship as a business assistant specializing in foreign languages. But then he decided to research and write, which resulted in his independence. For several years he has been working for Sir Apfelot, among others. His articles include product introductions, news, manuals, video games, consoles, and more. He follows Apple keynotes live via stream.