Books about individuals or companies in tech


I recently read the Steve Jobs biography by Walter Isaacson. I’d never previously read a book on a major company or individual in tech. I found it very interesting and it’s inspired me to read more.

Would appreciate some recommendations. In particular, but not at all limited to, books on Bill Gates and/or Microsoft.


Comments (8)

8 responses to “Books about individuals or companies in tech”

  1. javajunkee

    Here are a few to check out. Each are pivotal moments that changed the course of the computer revolution -

    'What the Dormouse Said: How the Sixties Counterculture Shaped the Personal Computer Industry' by John Markoff

    'Revolution in The Valley: The Insanely Great Story of How the Mac Was Made' by Andy Hertzfeld

    'Hard Drive: Bill Gates and the Making of the Microsoft Empire' by James Wallace

    'Open: How Compaq Ended IBM's PC Domination and Helped Invent Modern Computing' by Rod Canion

    'Show Stopper: The Breakneck Race to Create Windows NT and the Next Generation at Microsoft' by G. Pascal Zachary

  2. helix2301

    the CEO of Microsoft has a new book out Sasha Nadella

  3. ErichK

    Take a look at "Accidental Empires," by Robert X. Cringely.

  4. Finley

    An excellent book, Master's of Doom is a little outside your parameters but not by much.

    It is the story of the people behind the video games Doom and Quake.

  5. TechnologyTemperance

    Not Microsoft related but PC related: Soul of a New Machine.