This is one of the greatest books I’ve ever read about innovation. I’ve loved every part of it. It’s long, sometimes it goes deep into technical explanations but Jon Gertner has done a really good job sharing the first steps, the world-changing innovations developed at Bell Labs and the end of it.
The second book I’ve read this year has been Confessions of a Public Speaker by Scott Berkun. I’ll probably do more talks this year so I wanted to read some feedback from professional speakers.
The first book I’ve read this year was "Sprint: How to solve big problems and test new ideas in just five days". This is a book written by three partners of Google Ventures on which they share a unique five-day process for solving tough problems, proven at more than a hundred companies.
I’ve loved the book. There are so many stories and researches that make you think about the way the world works and how we could improve it.
I’ve just finished reading the autobiography of Nike founder Phil Knight. I really liked it because it shows the huge efforts and bets you have to make in order to achieve your dream and conquer the world.
I’ve finished reading Little bets and I’ve loved it. There are a lot of great thoughts about why some people innovate more than others. As the subtitle says, we don’t always need to make huge innovations, we can go after small wins.
I highly recommend the book "The Great A&P and the Struggle for Small Business in America" which explains the story of A&P, the first major supermarket chain. The assets of one of its founders were valued at its peak at $55.6 million — the equivalent of half a billion dollars in 2011