Disruptive Innovation

Be inspired by the true stories behind today's leaders in technology.
Explore the recent history of the brightest minds in Silicon Valley and beyond. Imagine new possibilities for the future. These audiobooks about how impossible ideas became giants in the tech industry will propel your goals to new heights.--Rachael, Audible Editor
    • Elon Musk

    • Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future
    • By: Ashlee Vance
    • Narrated by: Fred Sanders
    • Length: 13 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43,354
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38,735
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38,661

    Elon Musk is both an illuminating and authorized look at the extraordinary life of one of Silicon Valley's most exciting, unpredictable, and ambitious entrepreneurs....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The best of competence porn

    • By Tristan on 08-20-16
    • Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future
    • By: Ashlee Vance
    • Narrated by: Fred Sanders
    • Length: 13 hrs and 23 mins
    • Release date: 05-19-15
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 43,354 ratings
    • Discover the mind of a genius who made it big when he sold PayPal, and inspired us all when he followed his boyhood dreams to reach for the stars.
    • The Everything Store

    • Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon
    • By: Brad Stone
    • Narrated by: Pete Larkin
    • Length: 13 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11,678
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10,189
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10,208

    Amazon.com started off delivering books through the mail. But its visionary founder, Jeff Bezos, wasn't content with being a bookseller....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved the honesty!

    • By Paul on 01-29-14
    • Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon
    • By: Brad Stone
    • Narrated by: Pete Larkin
    • Length: 13 hrs
    • Release date: 10-15-13
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 11,678 ratings
    • Amazon hardly needs an introduction--this mega-company illustrates the true power of disruptive thinking. Hear how Jeff Bezos (pronounced BEH-zos) built an empire.
    • Delivering Happiness

    • A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose
    • By: Tony Hsieh
    • Narrated by: Tony Hsieh
    • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,096
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,735
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,752

    Tony Hsieh - CEO of Zappos, the online shoe retailer - explains how he created a unique culture and commitment to service that aims to improve the lives of its employees....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Do one thing exceptionally

    • By Ben on 09-07-10
    • A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose
    • By: Tony Hsieh
    • Narrated by: Tony Hsieh
    • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
    • Release date: 05-27-10
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 6,096 ratings
    • How a virtual shoe store known for affordable and fashionable footwear focuses on giving back.
    • Broad Band

    • The Untold Story of the Women Who Made the Internet
    • By: Claire L. Evans
    • Narrated by: Claire L. Evans
    • Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 87
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79

    The history of technology you probably know is one of men and machines, garages and riches, alpha nerds and brogrammers. But the little-known fact is that female visionaries have always been at the vanguard of technology and innovation - they've just been erased from the story. Until now....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Inspiring

    • By Jean on 03-29-18
    • The Untold Story of the Women Who Made the Internet
    • By: Claire L. Evans
    • Narrated by: Claire L. Evans
    • Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
    • Release date: 03-06-18
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 87 ratings
    • VICE reporter, Claire L. Evans, boasts the women who have accomplished great feats to develop the internet into how we know and see it today.
    • How Google Works

    • By: Eric Schmidt, Jonathan Rosenberg, Alan Eagle
    • Narrated by: Holter Graham, Jonathan Rosenberg
    • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,505
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,946
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,931

    Google Executive Chairman and ex-CEO Eric Schmidt and former SVP of Products Jonathan Rosenberg came to Google over a decade ago as proven technology executives....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • There are useful ideas in this book

    • By Rajesh on 10-02-15
    • Disrupted

    • My Misadventure in the Start-Up Bubble
    • By: Dan Lyons
    • Narrated by: Dan Lyons
    • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,918
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,650
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,645

    Disrupted is a gripping and definitive account of life in the (second) tech bubble....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Don't drink the Kool Aid

    • By Margaret on 07-03-16
    • My Misadventure in the Start-Up Bubble
    • By: Dan Lyons
    • Narrated by: Dan Lyons
    • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
    • Release date: 04-05-16
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 2,918 ratings
    • Not all that innovates is gold...a former tech employee who was twice the age of his ex-boss reveals the dubious practices behind one successful startup.
    • The Innovators

    • How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution
    • By: Walter Isaacson
    • Narrated by: Dennis Boutsikaris
    • Length: 17 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,736
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,034
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,020

    Following his blockbuster biography of Steve Jobs, The Innovators is Walter Isaacson’s revealing story of the people who created the computer and the Internet....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • With Atlantean Shoulders, Fit to Bear

    • By W Perry Hall on 10-06-15
    • How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution
    • By: Walter Isaacson
    • Narrated by: Dennis Boutsikaris
    • Length: 17 hrs and 28 mins
    • Release date: 10-07-14
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 5,736 ratings
    • Walter Isaacson focuses on the teams that backed digital revolutionaries: from the great-grandmother of computer programming, Ada Lovelace, to the man who thought differently, Steve Jobs.
    • Alibaba

    • The House That Jack Ma Built
    • By: Duncan Clark
    • Narrated by: Jim Meskimen
    • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,250
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,966
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,957

    An engrossing insider's account of how a teacher built one of the world's most valuable companies - rivaling Walmart and Amazon - and forever reshaped the global economy....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Strange: Best part of story happens "off-screen"

    • By Tristan on 09-02-16
    • The House That Jack Ma Built
    • By: Duncan Clark
    • Narrated by: Jim Meskimen
    • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
    • Release date: 04-12-16
    • 4 out of 5 stars 2,250 ratings
    • If an English professor can become a multi-billionaire and business tycoon, perhaps you can too.
    • Hatching Twitter

    • A True Story of Money, Power, Friendship, and Betrayal
    • By: Nick Bilton
    • Narrated by: Daniel May
    • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,674
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,468
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,466

    Twitter seems like a perfect start-up success story. In barely six years, a small group of young, ambitious programmers in Silicon Valley built an $11.5 billion business....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The dysfunctional foursome

    • By Jean on 08-10-16
    • A True Story of Money, Power, Friendship, and Betrayal
    • By: Nick Bilton
    • Narrated by: Daniel May
    • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
    • Release date: 11-05-13
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 1,674 ratings
    • Five years since this book was published, Twitter's stock value has nearly doubled (along with their character limit). But the instant content sharing social media site didn't have an easy time getting there.
    • The Four

    • The Hidden DNA of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google
    • By: Scott Galloway
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Todd Ross
    • Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,734
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,407
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,393

    Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google are the four most influential companies on the planet. Just about everyone thinks they know how they got there. They're wrong....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • So Smart and well written!

    • By Joe Walsh on 10-16-17
    • The Hidden DNA of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google
    • By: Scott Galloway
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Todd Ross
    • Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
    • Release date: 10-03-17
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 2,734 ratings
    • The invisible thread connecting the four largest and most successful tech companies. Revealed.
    • The Launch Pad

    • Inside Y Combinator, Silicon Valley's Most Exclusive School for Startups
    • By: Randall Stross
    • Narrated by: René Ruiz
    • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 860
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 739
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 740

    Twice a year in the heart of Silicon Valley, a small investment firm called Y Combinator selects an elite group of young entrepreneurs from around the world for three months of intense work and instruction....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Soothing

    • By Andrew on 12-30-15
    • Inside Y Combinator, Silicon Valley's Most Exclusive School for Startups
    • By: Randall Stross
    • Narrated by: René Ruiz
    • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
    • Release date: 10-02-12
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 860 ratings
    • A behind-the-scenes look at Silicon Valley's school for startups.
    • Hacking Growth

    • How Today's Fastest-Growing Companies Drive Breakout Success
    • By: Sean Ellis, Morgan Brown
    • Narrated by: Sean Ellis, Morgan Brown
    • Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 567
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 496
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 493

    An accessible and practical toolkit that teams and companies in all industries can use to increase their customer base and market share....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • How every book should be

    • By Kenneth on 09-07-17
    • How Today's Fastest-Growing Companies Drive Breakout Success
    • By: Sean Ellis, Morgan Brown
    • Narrated by: Sean Ellis, Morgan Brown
    • Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
    • Release date: 04-25-17
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 567 ratings
    • A how-to guide to turning your humble startup into the next-big-thing.
    • The Airbnb Story

    • How Three Ordinary Guys Disrupted an Industry, Made Billions…and Created Plenty of Controversy
    • By: Leigh Gallagher
    • Narrated by: Christine Marshall
    • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 325
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 291
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 290

    This is the remarkable behind-the-scenes story of the creation and growth of Airbnb, the online lodging platform....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Irritating voice

    • By Marcus on 05-16-17
    • How Three Ordinary Guys Disrupted an Industry, Made Billions…and Created Plenty of Controversy
    • By: Leigh Gallagher
    • Narrated by: Christine Marshall
    • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
    • Release date: 03-21-17
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 325 ratings
    • The story of how couch surfing became couch renting, and the impact it had on the hotel industry. As told by Fortune editor, Leigh Gallagher.
    • The One Device

    • The Secret History of the iPhone
    • By: Brian Merchant
    • Narrated by: Tristan Morris
    • Length: 14 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 516
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 476
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 473

    How did the iPhone transform our world and turn Apple into the most valuable company ever? Veteran technology journalist Brian Merchant reveals the inside story....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • TECH PORN AT ITS BEST

    • By Amazon Customer on 07-11-17
    • The Secret History of the iPhone
    • By: Brian Merchant
    • Narrated by: Tristan Morris
    • Length: 14 hrs and 29 mins
    • Release date: 06-20-17
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 516 ratings
    • A fresh take on Apple. Brian Merchant uses analytical research to explore the impact a single product has made on the world.