23 books Mark Zuckerberg thinks everyone should read

‘The Idea Factory’ by Jon Gertner

Fast Company editor Jon Gertner’s 2012 book “The Idea Factory” tells the history of Bell Labs from the 1920s through the 1980s, in which the invention of the transistor revolutionized the world of technology and the innovation-fostering management style that rules Silicon Valley was first developed.

Bell Labs’ research has won it the most Nobel Prizes of any laboratory in history, with seven in Physics and another in Chemistry.

Zuckerberg writes that he chose the book because he’s “very interested in what causes innovation — what kinds of people, questions, and environments.”

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