Throwing the Book at Steve Jobs
I just closed the book on Walter Jacobson’s biography of Steve Jobs. The cover jacket, shown on the right, easily illustrates the intensity of the man who co-founded Apple, was fired by his board and ultimately came back to see it become the world’s most valuable technology company.
This book is not a puff piece about how great of a man Steve Jobs was as an entrepreneur. In fact, Jobs is quoted in the biography saying he was happy that Jacobson told the truth, even if he did not always look so good, so it would not be perceived an an in house publication.
At times, this book is not an easy read. That said, Jobs is a fascinating man and to anyone who needs a little passion in their lives, then this book shows what one man’s will can bring to others. There are important life lessons, a man’s will and ultimately the stories of the Macintosh, iPhone iPad and much much more.
While I wish he was a bit more humble and the distance with his children is not something to brag about, I would highly recommend this book to read.
Jobs knew what he wanted and ultimately, he achieved what he set out to do. Apple is a better company for it and consumers are enjoying the results, every day.