For Your Edification

As an avid reader, I usually have multiple books going at any one time. Here is a current sampling:

the future of work

the innovators

leaders eat last






The Future of Work by Jacob Morgan

The Innovators by Walter Issacson. Did you know that one of the innovators behind the first computer studied at UW Madison? That “punch cards” were initially used for loom-based weaving? A low cost, infinite resource was a breakthrough for programming. Ada Lovelace, daughter of Lord Byron, wrote a series of notes in the 1840s that outlined the key concepts in the first electronic computer nearly 100 years before it was made in the 1940s? While parts of the book at too tedious for me, there are some very interesting facts that I never really appreciated.

Leaders Eat Last by Simon Sinek. I just started this one, but really enjoyed his previous Start with Why.

One Comment on “For Your Edification”

  1. Patti says:

    Mark, this brings back memories of when Don worked for Rochester Silos. His computer was huge and used these punch cards. Also brings back memories of me using mag cards. ☺Will have to read these books.

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