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Steve Hamm, Co-Author of Making the World Work Better:

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In Making the World Work Better: The Ideas That Shaped a Century and a Company, journalists Kevin Maney, Steve Hamm and Jeffrey M. O’Brien examine how IBM has contributed to the evolution of technology and the modern corporation over the past 100 years.


The authors offer a fresh analysis, as well as interviews of many key figures and rich archival photographs and drawings. The book captures triumphs, missteps and moments of high drama—from the bet-the-business gamble on the legendary System/360 in the 1960s, to the turnaround of the 1990s, to the new frontiers of a smarter planet.


Steve Hamm has been a journalist for 30 years. Before joining IBM’s corporate communications department as a writer and videographer, he was a senior writer at BusinessWeek and spent two decades covering the computer industry, first in Silicon Valley and then in New York. He is the author of Bangalore Tiger and The Race for Perfect.

This is an outstanding book. IBM's accomplishments and their role in making the world better make for a fascinating read. And then you add the writing skills of Steve Hamm and the other journalists and you have an outstanding book.